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DSL - Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Offer ends 23 October 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
7 hours
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
8 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course is ideal for those who work in the health or social care sector, as well as anyone with child or vulnerable adult safeguarding responsibilities. It explores key legislation, how to identify abuse and report safeguarding concerns.

Through case studies and practical exercises, you will develop all the skills you need to ensure the welfare of children and vulnerable adults under your care or supervision. You will learn about safeguarding responsibilities, the different types of abuse, child sexual exploitation, and what to include in a safeguarding report.

This course also includes step-by-step guidance on how to respond to disclosure and share private information, as well as what action to take after a safeguarding referral. To ensure flexible learning, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislation surrounding safeguarding children & adults
  • Identify the different kinds of abuse and neglect: emotional and physical
  • Report their safeguarding concerns to the appropriate authorities
  • Respond to disclosure and share personal information correctly
  • Understand how a child can be sexually exploited and the signs of sexual exploitation
  • Conduct a child safeguarding risk assessment and manage safeguarding risks
  • Take appropriate action after a referral and know how to fill out a safeguarding report
  • Understand the importance of communication in care
  • Show awareness of the legal responsibilities of safeguarding children and adults

Key Features of Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

*** Additional Gifts ***

Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness Course

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how COVID-19 emerged
  • Understand how COVID-19 spreads and how to prevent it from spreading
  • Identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and which groups of individuals are most at risk
  • Comply with government health guidelines and maintain excellent hygiene

CPD

8 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum For Safeguarding Children

Module 01: Introduction to Safeguarding

In module one, we will learn what safeguarding means and why children may require safeguarding. It explores key safeguarding practices and principles.

Module 02: Laws and Guidance

In module two, we will get an in-depth understanding of child safeguarding laws, exploring key legislation and guidance. It covers the fundamental principles of The Children Act 1989.

Module 03: Child Abuse

In module three, we will learn about the different types of child abuse and neglect, taking a look at both emotional and physical abuse. We will also learn how to identify the signs of abuse, through case studies and audio-visual guidance.

Module 04: Child Sexual Exploitation

In module four, we will take a detailed look at the different types of child sexual exploitation and their impact on children. We will also learn how to identify the signs of sexual exploitation in children.

Module 05: Responding to Disclosure and Reporting

In module five, we will learn what to do when a child makes a disclosure and how to handle that personal information. It also discusses why children may be reluctant to make a disclosure.

Module 06: Risks and Risk Assessment

In module six, we will be guided through each step of the child safeguarding risk assessment and will learn how to identify child protection and safeguarding risk.

Module 07: Things to Do after Referral

In module seven, we will learn what should be included in a child safeguarding referral and how to report a child at risk of harm. It explores action to be taken after a referral to child’s social care.

Module 08: Record Keeping

In this final module, we will explore best practice procedures for child safeguarding record-keeping, why record keeping is important and how to fill out a safeguarding report.

Course Curriculum For Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Module 01: An Introduction to Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

In this introductory module, we will learn what safeguarding means and why adults may require safeguarding. It explores key adult safeguarding practices and principles.

Module 02: Safeguarding Legislations

In module two, we will get an in-depth understanding of adult safeguarding laws, exploring key legislation and guidance. It covers the fundamental principles of the Care Act 2014.

Module 03: Understanding Abuse and Neglect

In module three, we will learn about the different types of abuse, taking a look at both emotional and physical abuse. We will also learn how to identify the signs of abuse in vulenrable adults, through case studies and audio-visual guidance.

Module 04: Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy, Roles and Responsibilities

In module four, we will explore the Vulnerable Adults Policy in detail, gaining an in-depth understanding of safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

Module 05: Understanding the Importance of Communication in Care

In module five, we will learn the importance of effective communication in care and how good communication can help vulnerable adults to share confidential information.

Module 06: Sharing Information and Responding To a Disclosure

In module six, we will explore the process of how to respond to disclosure and share personal information, in compliance with the Interest Disclosure Act 1998.

Module 07: Reporting Your Concern

In this final module, we will understand the process for how to raise a concern regarding safeguarding adults. It also explores what happens in a safeguarding investigation.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive training course is ideal for those who work in roles that involve child or adult safeguarding responsibilities, such as the following:

  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Childminder
  • Foster Care Worker
  • Paediatric Nurse

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