Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Safeguarding: Refresher DSL training (level 3)

10 July @ 09:30 - 15:30

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

Safeguarding: Refresher DSL training (level 3)

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.Itis 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 and deputies in Early Years PVI Sector, Ofsted registered provision, 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.



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.

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.


Daphne McKenna


Daphne has been working with STEEP delivering our safeguarding training for the past 4 years.


Daphne is a highly experienced, registered social worker specialising in safeguarding children and care planning. She has combined extensive Local Authority experience at all levels, most significantly as a Child protection Conference Chair and Independent Reviewing officer, with a ten-year career in developing and delivering training in a wide range of agency settings. She now trains full time.


Daphne draws on this extensive expertise to both make her training compelling and relevant to a wide range of participants across a variety of disciplines in both statutory and voluntary sectors in London and across the UK and also to accurately meet the needs of commissioners wanting to drive up practice standards. Her considerable current experience of working with groups in health, education and housing, demonstrates her personal commitment to improve the lives of children through the development of effective multi-agency working.


Daphne is highly regarded as a clear, knowledgeable and authoritative trainer. Her skills lie in her ability to communicate clearly with staff across all levels, validate their experiences and expertise and make training completely relevant to their needs.

Daphne McKenna HCPC registration number SW78132

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

By purchasing this ticket online I agree to the following terms and conditions:

COVID19: In purchasing this ticket you acknowledge the precautions we have taken in line with Government guidance to reduce the risk of spreading COVID19 and agreed to only attend training if you believe it is safe to do so. View these measures in the next tab.


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 us at least 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 gives 7 days notice of non-attendance. After this time no refunds will be given.

Important notice

Please DO NOT attending training if you have any of the following symptoms as you will not be admitted to the training room:

  • Fever
  • Continuous cough
  • A loss of smell or taste
    If you believe you may have been in contact with someone in the last 7 days who has COVID19 symptoms, please DO NOT attending training .

Please DO NOT attend training if you are in the governments ‘high risk’ category. Find out about these categories here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/

STEEP will take the following measures to assist with social distancing measures during the training:

  • The training room will be cleaned and sanitised pre and post the training event
  • All chairs will be placed 2 meters apart
  • Delegates will be provided with clipboards instead of tables to reduce common ‘touch points’
  • Windows will be left open to enable air circulation through the training room
  • Hand sanitiser as well as soap and water will be available throughout the day
  • Masks will be on sale to delegates if they would like to wear them (this will not be mandatory)

We ask all delegates to social distance during their training and we reserve the right to ask anyone who does not comply to leave.

What people are saying about the course

“The session was well balanced between theory/practice and space to ask questions and have discussion”

Participant, July 2019


Information, share knowledge was very clear, with who, when and how we deal with children from young age into adult.”

Private nursery participant, Jan 2020


“Informative, up to date information which was easily relatable to current context”

Participant, Secondary School Jan 2020


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