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 training@ndna.org.uk.  Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for additional delegates. 

  Weekday 
   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