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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

Become a trusted guardian for children with our DSL Training. Learn to identify signs of abuse, conduct risk assessments, and uphold legal guidelines for safeguarding in education.


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Course Overview

Empower yourself to protect children and ensure their safety with our “Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training” course. As a designated safeguarding lead, your role is crucial in safeguarding children and promoting their welfare within educational settings. This comprehensive course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill your responsibilities effectively. From understanding child abuse to implementing safe practice guidelines, each module provides invaluable insights and practical strategies to safeguard children in education.

The course begins with an introduction to the role of a DSL, followed by an exploration of safeguarding children and recognizing different forms of child abuse, including sexual abuse. Discover protective factors for preventing child maltreatment and learn to conduct risk assessments to identify and address potential risks. Gain confidence in responding to concerns and implementing safe practice guidelines in educational settings. Understand the importance of record-keeping and familiarize yourself with relevant laws and regulations governing child protection in education. By the end of this training, you’ll be well-equipped to fulfill your role as a designated safeguarding lead and make a positive impact on the lives of children.

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Course Description 

This course is an excellent learning opportunity for those who are passionate about the topic and who are interested in a successful career within the relevant industry. Professionals currently working in this field who wish to brush up on their knowledge and advance their careers may also enrol in this program.   

In the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course, you will find a number of engaging, in-depth modules that will provide you with comprehensive theoretical knowledge that will enable you to succeed in your career. As proof of your completion, you will receive a free e-certificate from Learndrive.

Using computers, tablets, smartphones, and other internet-enabled devices, you can access the course modules at your own pace. Invest in your professional development today and learn skills that will lead to your dream job. Become a career leader by taking this course online.

What Do You Get With The Safeguarding Children Course?

  • Courses Materials in bite-sized format for the most accessible learning experience
  • Exams that test and consolidate your understanding 
  • Free e-certificate after passing the course
  • Flexible study time and pace

Course Design

Students can access the course using any internet-connected device through our online learning platform. You may study at your own pace since there are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules.


The learners who pass the course will receive a Learndrive Certificate as a badge of accomplishment. The e-certificate is free of charge. There is a small fee, however, if you want a hard copy of your certificate.

Who Is This Course For?

The course is right for you if you already work in this industry or want to make the transition. This Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course is designed to enhance your expertise and improve your CV. 


Students from all backgrounds are welcome to participate in the online training. There are no requirements for participation. The only prerequisite for studying this Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course is an interest in learning and a good grasp of English, mathematics, and computer skills.

Course Instructor

Theolearn Academy focuses on developing online courses covering a variety of topics such as personal development, management, health & care, business, marketing, hospitality, teaching, law, etc. 

Theolearn Academy has years of experience developing well-organised, concise, and theoretically sound online courses. The mission of this organisation is to assist individuals in gaining the theoretical knowledge needed to excel in their careers.


This course is accredited by CPDQE. The demand for professionals to engage in Continuing Professional Development is escalating, irrespective of the industry, career stage, or job function. CPD serves as an impactful mechanism for skill enhancement, maintaining the relevance of academic credentials, and strategically advancing one’s career. 

This CPDQE Certified Course will ensure that you have obtained the required CPD trainings for your professional development.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to DSL
Introduction to DSL 00:06:00
Safeguarding Children
Introduction to Safeguarding Children 00:09:00
Laws And Guidance 00:15:00
Understanding Child Abuse
Child Abuse 00:11:00
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse 00:16:00
Protective Factors for Child Maltreatment
Protective Factors for Child Maltreatment 00:09:00
Risk Assessment
Risks And Risk Assessment 00:14:00
Responding to Concern
Responding to Disclosure And Reporting 00:07:00
Responding to Disclosure 00:15:00
Reporting Abuse 00:15:00
Safe Practice Guideline for Child Protection in Education
Safe Practice Guideline for Child Protection in Education 00:15:00
Record Keeping
Record Keeping 00:08:00
Laws and Regulations for Keeping Children Safe in Education
Laws and Regulations for Keeping Children Safe in Education 00:12:00
DSL in Education
DSL In Education 00:11:00

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