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Safeguarding: Refresher DSL training (level 3) November 27th 2020

27 November @ 09:30 - 15:30

This course is designed to be a refresher for existing Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s)  and deputies to update their training.  The content will change every two years. It is suitable for those who are already experienced in the role of DSL and who are refreshing their knowledge at the required two yearly intervals.


Participants will have already obtained ‘foundation’ and ‘introduction’ to safeguarding (formally Levels 1, 2 and 3). For information about foundation and introductory level safeguarding, please refer to our website www.steep.org.uk 


Aim of course:

To ensure that Designated safeguarding leads (DSLs)and deputies in:

  • Early Years PVI Sector
  • Ofsted registered provisions delivering the EYFS
  • Schools and settings

are aware of all current changes to best practice so as to be able to carry out their role effectively and efficiently. The course will draw on lessons from research and serious case reviews.


Specific learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the Lewisham Safeguarding Children’s Board and safeguarding procedures and any related developments
  • Be aware of any changes to the 4 key components of the DSL role; training, managing referrals, raising awareness and working with others, specifically:
  • Understand (where appropriate) any changes to the ‘nominated’ safeguarding governor role and the importance of working closely together.
  • Have an opportunity to share the ways they maintain high standards of safeguarding within their organisation, with others (by regular auditing of  organisational performance via either the annual report or Section 11 audits or other means) and to learn from one another.
  • Clarifying  the legal and policy frameworks underpinning safeguarding and highlight any changes to best practice and/or local practice
  • Understand the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and share strategies to reduce to risk of allegations against professionals.
  • Appreciate the importance of record keeping and any changes to requirements
  • Be aware of the importance of appropriate information sharing and inter-agency working and any changes to best practice
  • Highlight any other significant national or local development impinging on the role, through sharing with and learning from colleagues.



Tea and coffee: will be provided however due to COVID19, we would recommend everyone bring their own tea/coffee in a safe thermos.

Lunch: is not provided. We would recommend you bring your lunch with you as the nearest shops are a 10/15 minute walk away.



Rahana Hussain – Training in Practice, in Partnership with STEEP



Terms and Conditions

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Payment:  Payments are made in advance of the event taking place. If you attend the event without having paid for a place, you may be turned away from the event.

It may be possible to make an online payment on arrival at the event to gain entry where places are available,  but this facility cannot be guaranteed.

Timekeeping:  Prompt time keeping is essential in ensuring a professional learning environment.  Late-comers may be refused admission to the course/training event where entry may be detrimental to the learning of others.

Cancellation: If you are no longer able to attend the course, please notify us by email STEEPcontact@gmail.com, giving 7 days notice. If you fail to do this your full course fee will be retained.

In the event the organiser has to cancel or reschedule the event, your booking will be transferred to the next available date or a full refund provided.

Refund policy: Refunds will only be given if the attendee provides the required notice of non-attendance (7 days). After this time no refunds will be given.

COVID19: For information about how STEEP are following Government guidelines in relation to social distancing, please follow this link to our website https://www.steep.org.uk/covid19/


27 November
09:30 - 15:30
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Terms and conditions
Refund policy: Refunds will only be given if the attendee provides the required notice of non-attendance (7 days). After this time no refunds will be given.


Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre
Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom
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