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Safeguarding: Introduction for new DSLs (Level 3) – 5 December


The aim of this course is to prepare those new to the DSL role to carry out their responsibilities with confidence. This one day course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the DSL and will draw on key guidance and current best practice. It is aimed at those new to or about to take up the DSL or Deputy DSL role in;

Early Years PVI Sector
Ofsted registered provision, delivering the EYFS
Schools and settings
This course is a requirement for those holding or about to hold a DSL or Deputy DSL position.



Be familiar with the key texts relevant to the DSL role
Understand the 4 key components of the DSL role; training, managing referrals, raising awareness and working with others
Appreciate (where appropriate) the nature of the ‘nominated’ safeguarding governor role and the importance of working closely together.
Understand the need to maintain high standards of safeguarding within the organisation by regular auditing of the organisations performance via either annual report or Section 11 audits.
Understand the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in relation to allegations about professionals
Consider strategies to reduce to risk of allegations against professionals.
Provide useful tools, strategies and resources to carry out the role effectively and promote best practice within the organisation.

Please note:

Before taking this course, you must have completed foundation safeguarding (levels 1 & 2) and you may be asked to provide your certificate as proof of completion. Foundation safeguarding can be completed online free of charge. Please refer to our website for further information http://www.steep.org.uk.

Booking Information

05 Dec 2019 09:30 - 15:30

Lewisham Teaching Schools Alliance
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Date and Time

05 Dec 2019 09:30 - 15:30


Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley London, England SE4 2NX United Kingdom


Daphne McKenna
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