Designated Safeguarding Lead Course

This Designated Safeguarding Lead course is also known as Safeguarding Children Level 3


The course describes the different types of abuse—physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect—and what signs and symptoms to look out for. The course provides a wide range of scenarios to give a clearer picture of what these forms of abuse might look like. Identifying the signs and symptoms of abuse is critical in order to protect children’s health and development and overall wellbeing. 

The course gives advice on how to respond if child abuse is suspected or if you are told about abuse. Anyone who works with or around children is a part of the safeguarding process and has an obligation to report abuse and share information with other organisations and agencies to safeguard children. Professionals working with children might also find themselves in a situation where an allegation is made against them. They will learn about allegation criteria, what happens after a claim has been made and what type of conduct is appropriate when working with children.

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  • Written & Presented by Safeguarding Specialist with 40 years experience in Children's Services

  • Fully online course and quiz

  • Course duration: 4-5 hours

  • Certificate is sent out immediately upon completion

  • Full audio commentary - exact same course as we use in venues across the country

  • Accredited by Probatus

Who should take this course?

This Designated Safeguarding Lead course is for anyone who works with children in a managerial or supervisory role with in your organisation or a designated role within safeguarding. Organisations who come in to regular contact with children need a registered DSL such as schools, universities, sports and leisure clubs, transportation, religious establishments, dentists, GP surgeries and so on.

The course

Once purchased, the course subscription lasts for a month, simple click on Your Courses to begin. Within that time you can access the course freely. The course is made up of video modules comprised of audio commentary of our Designated Safeguarding Lead presentation, hosted by our safeguarding specialist. Once you have completed the video modules and watched our videos on any legislation updates, you can test your new knowledge by taking our multiple-choice quiz. Your certificate will then be sent out to you via email. 

Sample Safeguarding Awareness Certificat

What the course covers

In this Designated Safeguarding Lead course, you will cover:


  • Legal responsibility and duty of Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Practice examples and learning from serious case reviews

  • Factors to consider when there is a child welfare concern or allegation

  • Confidentiality and information sharing

  • Child sexual exploitation and FGM

  • How to overcome organisational barriers to reporting concerns

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • be able to describe the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • know what actions to take to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people with whom their organisation has contact and the local referral procedures.

  • how to deal with professional disagreements (escalation procedures)

  • considered the blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to address these

  • explored how to make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a concern

  • identify best practice for confidentiality, sharing of information (GDPR etc) .and recording practices

  • develop an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify a network for personal support. Supervision requirements outlined in Working Together.

Ratings & Reviews


🗸 100% of customers are satisfied with this course

🗸 96% of customers say this course met or exceeded their expectations

🗸 95% of customers would use this course again and would recommend to colleagues

*Percentages based on over 400 sales