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Level 4 Designated Safeguarding Officer Training for colleges and training providers – Online with live Zoom sessions with experienced trainer

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Our Level 4 Designated Safeguarding Person Training for colleges and training providers is designed for existing or new designated safeguarding officers in educational settings. This training is delivered online via Zoom by expert trainers who are all experienced safeguarding tutors. The training is interactive and ensures attendees will be fully engaged throughout the day. This training will give attendees the knowledge and confidence to undertake this demanding and vital role. All our safeguarding training is delivered by approved safeguarding trainers with excellent occupational experience.

Ofsted specifies that ‘there is a designated senior member of staff in charge of safeguarding arrangements who has been trained to the appropriate level and understands their responsibilities relating to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults and the safeguarding of all learners.’  Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings, September 2019.

Our safeguarding training includes the latest updates and Ofsted guidance, including Child Exploitation and County Lines. This training is designed to meet the training requirements of Designated Safeguarding Officers working in education.  The event will give attendees the opportunity to explore the requirements of the role in detail, wider considerations for safeguarding in educational environments and identify best practice. The training is interactive and thought provoking.

All staff should receive training when first undertaking this role, and thereafter on a 2 yearly basis as a minimum. Ofsted state ‘Designated members of staff in schools and colleges should be a senior member of the school or college leadership team and they should undertake safeguarding training every two years and their knowledge and skills should be refreshed at regular intervals, but at least annually’. Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings, September 2019.

Please note, all attendees will be expected to have previously completed a introductory safeguarding course.

This online one day training event includes key information for anyone undertaking the role of a Designated Safeguarding Officer. It will allow attendees time for reflection and discussion on key topics the affect safeguarding in their organisation.

Following the event, attendees will able to:

  • describe the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding officer
  • describe the key legislation and guidance that informs your setting’s policy for safeguarding and welfare, including Ofsted requirements
  • update knowledge on latest trends and topics within safeguarding
  • investigate attitudes and beliefs regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • understand the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse
  • identify the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns and how to overcome them
  • making decisions about the steps to take when concerns about a child have been identified
  • understand what may happen following a referral
  • identify issues around recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • recognise the emotional impact of safeguarding, the importance of supervision and  personal support
  • reflect on your organisation’s action plan, policy and procedures

This course is in line with the latest legislation and guidance, including:

  • Working together to safeguard children
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings.

The day is planned to begin at 9.30am and complete by 3.30pm. It is delivered by expert trainers via a live Zoom session.

Zoom has excellent training capabilities that make it easy to join, start and collaborate across any device.

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified safeguarding expert trainers
  • Training that has been written by former Ofsted inspectors
  • Best for Training Continuous Professional Development attendance certificate detailing content and level of training

Anne Horn

Anne has worked in education for over 20 years and is passionate about high quality teaching and training. Anne led her department to outstanding for over consecutive 10 years. Anne’s prior experiences as a Ofsted Inspector allows her to provide support to schools, colleges and training providers as an consultant offering pre inspection support and guidance. Anne is dedicated to improving standards in safeguarding. She has written training programmes for Early Years, Schools and Colleges and ensured the training of thousands of staff members has been rigorous, informative and improved the quality of safeguarding for childcare and vulnerable adults winning the Nursery World Trainer of the Year for this work. Anne is a lay member of her Local Safeguarding Partnership (LSCB).

Sam Sutton

Sam has many years experience working in the further education sector; leading on apprenticeship provision, vocational and professional qualifications for adults and study programmes for young people. As a former member of the senior leadership team of a College she was responsible for safeguarding vulnerable young people and the study programme.

Sam has worked as an Ofsted Inspector and is a consultant and lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University. Sam’s sector expertise is wide ranging and she is passionate about high quality training and assessment. She holds higher level qualifications in leadership teaching, childcare and is passionate about high quality safeguarding practice and leadership. Sam is a Home Office approved PREVENT trainer and is approved by local safeguarding boards to train safeguarding.

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  1. 5 out of 5


    Sam and Anne led a very well organised Zoom training session. Full of knowledge and information. Breakout rooms were used effectively. A good diverse group, where we all shared information and experiences. I would recommend this course. I shall also be recommending the course to colleagues.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I was really unsure how this would work involving the Zoom platform, but was very pleased how the day unfolded.
    Trainers were extremely knowledgeable and made the safeguarding discussion activities interactive enough to remain focused.
    I now feel much more confident in taking this back to my staff and our business.
    Well done Best for Training!

  3. 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed today’s session. The group was mixed with DSL with little knowledge right up to DSL with years of knowledge. This was beneficial as you were able to listen to different views and experiences. Activities were well designed, and everyone was involved. – Great training, Sam and Anne.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I learned a lot in the process of the day. It was also very useful getting an understanding of other learners knowledge.
    The activities were great!

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Duration 6 Hours
Level Level 4
Valid for 2 years
Location You will participate in online live Zoom session with an experienced safeguarding trainer
Times 9.30am - 3.30pm
Prices from £195 including VAT per delegate
Spaces Available 1
Price £195.00

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