Designated Safeguarding Officer Training

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Every organisation that works with children and young people needs to have someone that takes the lead on safeguarding.

This training will support your safeguarding lead in carrying out their responsibilities and protecting vulnerable children and young people, staff and colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. The course is suitable for anyone working in the voluntary, charity, universities, sports clubs, social enterprise, or private sector.

This course will cover the responsibilities of safeguarding and developing confidence in recognising, reporting, and recording concerns.



To support participants to confidently carry out their safeguarding responsibilities and identify any additional measures your organisation can take to strengthen its safeguarding culture.



By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise abuse, signs, and symptoms
  • Discuss and define the role and responsibilities of a Designated Officer for their organisations
  • Create structured plans and guidance to maintain a safe environment
  • Identify clear roles, responsibilities, statutory requirements and how to apply them within your organisation


Course Outline

  • Define the categories of abuse, signs and symptoms and knowledge of the legal context
  • Barriers preventing a disclosure what measures need to put in place to support children, young people, staff and volunteers
  • Practice the skills required to effectively listen to, report, and manage a disclose
  • Information sharing with regards to safeguarding and allegations
  • Examine your organisations own safeguarding policies and identify any steps the organisation can take to strengthen their safeguarding arrangements.

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