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Safeguarding training

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training
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DSL is also known as the Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator (DCPC).

The courses cover the essential information and knowledge for DSL's to fully meet the requirements of national guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and the OFSTED Section 5 briefing.

In line with Department for Education guidelines, the DSL must be a member of the school leadership team and have the authority to make safeguarding decisions on behalf of the school.

DSL (DCPC) (whole day): Essential training for Designated Safeguarding Leads  who are new to the role or have not attended training within the last three years. For information about DSL (DCPC) whole day training .

Update (refresher) training (half day): This training is an update for those experienced DSLs who have completed DSL training, and enables them to maintain the statutory requirement to attend child protection training every two years.

Online Safeguarding (e-Safety) for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Senior Leadership Staff (whole day): This training seeks to support school senior leaders and designated persons with their responsibilities regarding schools online safeguarding policy and practice. (please note this course is not a refresher training for DSL role).

To book register or log onto CPD Online

Course costs
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You can access all of our training by searching 'safeguarding' on CPD Online

Initially, only one booking per school will be accepted.

All day course - £165

Half day course - £100

Whole school training -  It is the responsibility of the DSL to ensure this training takes place for new and existing staff. Refresher training is required every three years and it is the DSL's responsibility to ensure that such training takes place; this can be commissioned from the Education Safeguarding Team. Please speak to your Area Safeguarding Adviser (Education) for more information.

Other training opportunities
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  • Online Safety for Designated Safeguarding Leads - per delegate:  £165
  • Online Safety (e-Safety) - Engaging Children, Young People and Families - per delegate: £165

For booking and further course information go to CPD Online

Safeguarding Courses for Early Years
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There is training for those who have designated responsibility for safeguarding children in their early years setting, as well as basic safeguarding awareness training for all early years staff. These training opportunities can be accessed through CPD Online

Safeguarding Training for Childminders (Designated Responsibility): there will be four courses this 2015/16 academic year (two evening and two Saturday morning). Cost: £50 per delegate. Please go to the Early Years section of CPD Online for more information and to book.

For setting staff:
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Early Years Basic Child Protection Awareness - per delegate: £65

For designated person:
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  • Early Years Safeguarding Module 1 - for the person delegated to safeguarding - per delegate: £100
  • Early Years Safeguarding Refresher - for the person delegated to safeguarding - per delegate: £100
  • e-Safety for Early Years Managers / Designated Person - Per delegate: £100

Kent Safeguarding Children Board
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The Kent Safeguarding Children Board provide training for all staff who work with children and young people. Visit the KSCB website for more information and to view their training calendar.