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4 & 5 October 2023 | 25 & 26 January 2024
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Designated Safeguarding Lead has a vital role to ensure safeguards are in place and effective actions taken when concerns for a child arise. 

This two-day course will benefit those acting in the ‘Designated Lead’ role or will take the role as deputy. It is relevant to various settings, i.e. schools, childcare, voluntary & private services providing activities, learning & support to children & families.


  • Understand the purpose, importance & role of the ‘Designated Lead’ & what it means in your setting
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation & guidance on safeguarding children and young people within the Welsh and UK context
  • Explore the roles of safeguarding partners in the multiagency context
  • Understand the statutory child protection system & expectancies
  • Explore the ‘abuse of trust’ concept & being alert to potential offences in the organisation
  • Understand how values and beliefs affect responses to safeguarding
  • The emotional impact of the work
  • Identify essential safeguarding measures needed in place
  • Assessing & reporting concerns to social services
  • Identify barriers & consider solutions to information sharing
  • Good record & confidentiality keeping
  • Diversity & additional vulnerabilities for some children
  • Engage staff & volunteers in their safeguarding responsibilities

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