Advanced Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

This two-part training course will give you the skills to be a DSL in a nursery or early years setting, and the ability to deliver safeguarding training to your team.

Course details

Happy girl outsideDuration: Full day face to face course and online training course
Who should attend: Nursery professionals acting as the DSLs. Learners must complete a basic safeguarding course such as NDNA's basic safeguarding training beforehand.

What you learn on part one of the course (face to face):

  • The latest Ofsted safeguarding guidance
  • The importance of keeping up-to-date with your own local safeguarding children's board advice and guidance
  • Your role and responsibilities as a DSL
  • E-safety and social media in relation to safeguarding
  • What may prevent children from disclosing abuse and support your team to respond effectively
  • How to make informed decisions about the action to take when concerned about a child in your care and analyse the referral process
  • Your Disqualification by Association responsibilities
  • Your responsibility under the Prevent Duty and about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • The Toxic Trio and identifying signs and symptoms
  • How the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) works with child protection.

What you learn on part two of the course (online):

This course also gives you access to NDNA's 'Train the Trainer' online course so you can train your team to meet section 3.6 of the EYFS too.

  • How to train a staff team
  • The teaching and learning cycle
  • Identifying barriers to learning
  • How to download training resources for your team.

What you'll receive:

  • A handbook and full set of resources
  • Access to NDNA's Early Years Development Zone including important information, documents, videos and a message board
  • A certificate
  • A quarterly safeguarding updates newsletter.

Prices and how to book:

This course can take place at your setting, or find an existing course taking place near you here. To book or find out more call 01484 407070 or email  Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for additional delegates. 

   Full Day 
NDNA Member   £1200
Non-member  £1600

Find out how to book a course for your team below or book on to a course taking place near you here.

I now feel like my knowledge is completely up to date and I walked out feeling really confident. The trainer was knowledgeable and experienced; it made for a contained and comfortable environment where we could ask any questions.

- Marie Gaughan, Bainton Road Nursery, Oxford