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Advanced Safeguarding for Designated Safeguarding Leads

NDNA's two-part training course will give you the skills to be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and provides the resources and ability to deliver safeguarding training to your team.

Course details

Duration: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 will I learn?

  • Discover the latest Ofsted safeguarding guidance
  • The importance of keeping up-to-date with your own local safeguarding children's board advice and guidance
  • Examine your role and responsibilities as a DSL
  • Explore e-safety and social media in relation to safeguarding
  • Understand what may prevent children from disclosing abuse and support your team to respond effectively
  • Make informed decisions about the action to take when concerned about a child in your care and analyse the referral process
  • Be informed about disqualification by association responsibilities
  • Explore the Prevent Duty and FGM
  • New - The Toxic Trio and identifying signs and symptoms
  • New - How the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) works with child protection.

This course also gives you access to NDNA's 'Train the Trainer' online course to enable you to train your staff team to meet section 3.6 of the EYFS: 

  • Develop an understanding of training a staff team
  • Explore the teaching and learning cycle
  • Identify barriers to learning
  • Download training resources for your team.

Every delegate receives:

  • 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 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 more:

This course can take place at your setting, or find an existing open training course near your here. Can't find a course near you or looking for more information?

Contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email training@ndna.org.uk

Safeguarding publications

NDNA's safeguarding publications

Our publications are full of helpful advice to support you in providing superior quality childcare.

Purchase our Safeguarding and Child Protection publication here and our Working Together to Safeguard Children publication here.

View the full NDNA publication range here