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Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies

The pathway for Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies is the training for all staff with regular contact with children and young people in education settings: 

  • Face-to-Face Safeguarding Children Induction
  • Safeguarding Children in Education e-learning
  • Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training

...plus the training for pastoral and support staff:

  • Other useful e-learning courses
  • Family CAF (Common Assessment Framework)
  • Working Together: promoting well-being and keeping children safe
  • Multi-agency seminars and other training

...plus:

  • Advanced INITIAL Safeguarding Children in Education Training
  • Advanced REFRESHER Safeguarding Children in Education Training
  • Signs of Safety Briefing
  • Multi-Agency Training
  • Prevent Training

Advanced INITIAL Safeguarding Children in Education:

All of our face to face safeguarding children training has now been cancelled until further notice. Any updates to this will be posted here on the website. Emails have been sent to all staff who have booked places on our courses, at the email address that the applicant provided on their booking form.

Before you complete this training you must have completed the face-to-face Basic/Whole-School Safeguarding Children in Education Training with Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) within the last 3 years.

To take on the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy role this 2 day training must be completed with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Service. If you have trained in a different Local Authority you will have to complete this training with the SCSP.

This course is also useful for pastoral and support staff with safeguarding responsibilities.

The course programme will consider legislation and practice guidance to develop confidence to work in partnership with other agencies and professionals to support children and their families involved in child protection issues. There will be presentations from the trainers & outside speakers, with group exercises to assist discussion.

The course is free for maintained schools and academies. There is a charge for 'free' and independent school staff attending. 

Training dates for 2019-20 are below; all courses are held from 9am to 4pm at Floor 2 Conference Suite, Moorfoot, S1 4PL, from 9.00am-4.00pm

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th May 2020 

- cancelled until further notice

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th June 2020 

- cancelled until further notice

Before you apply for a training place, please have the following information ready:

  • The date you completed your last Basic or Whole-School Safeguarding Children in Education Training (within the last 3 years)
  • Your 4-digit ID number from your Schoolpoint Safeguarding team details (to find out more go to: Schoolpoint 365, School Safeguarding Teams)

To apply for a place on a course, please complete and submit one of the booking forms below:

  • Advanced Initial Safeguarding Children in Education –SCC, Schools and Colleges - link currently disabled

  • Advanced Initial Safeguarding Children in Education - Alternative Provider Network - link currently disabled

Advanced REFRESHER Safeguarding Children in Education:

In Sheffield Designated Safeguarding Lead's and Deputies (DSL/D's) must attend this training for a half-day each year in order to keep up to date with the developments taking place in safeguarding.

The yearly refresher programme will highlight topical child protection issues & changes in legislation, procedure and practice.

All Advanced Refresher Safeguarding Children in Education training will be held at Floor 2 Conference Suite, Moorfoot, S1 4PL.

This is a half-day course which runs in the morning (9am to 12.15pm) or in the afternoon (1.15pm to 4.30pm) on each of the dates below. When you apply for a place please state which session you want to attend.

The remaining training date for academic year 2018-19 is:

Tuesday 25th June 2019 (am or pm) 

Training dates for academic year 2019-20 are:

Tues 24th March 2020 (am or pm)

- cancelled until further notice

Fri 24th April 2020 (am or pm)

- cancelled until further notice

Mon 18th May 2020 (am or pm)

- cancelled until further notice

Tues 30th June 2020 (am or pm)

- cancelled until further notice

Before you apply for a training place please ensure you have the following information:

  • Your 4-digit ID number from your Schoolpoint Safeguarding team details (to find out more go to: Schoolpoint 365, School Safeguarding Teams)
  • The date you last completed your Advanced Initial or Advanced Refresher Safeguarding Children in Education Training (this must be within the last 2 years)

To apply for a place on a course, please complete and submit one of the booking forms below:

  • Advanced Refresher Safeguarding Children in Education – SCC, Schools and Colleges - link currently disabled

  • Advanced Refresher Safeguarding Children in Education - Alternative Provider Network - link currently disabled

Safeguarding Under 5's in Schools Training:

For all Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies (DSL/D's) and Foundation Stage Leads in schools with pupils who are under 5 years old.

The training will provide an understanding of the mandatory safeguarding requirements in the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, DfE 2017.

However the EYFS Statutory Framework has not been significantly updated since 2014, so anyone who has already attended this training since Sept 2014 does not need to repeat the training. We will email everyone to let them know if this changes in the future.

Training for the academic year 2018-19 are below. The sessions will all be held at Floor 2 Conference Suite, Moorfoot, S1 4PL.

9am to 12 noon, Tuesday 28th April 2020

- cancelled until further notice

Before you apply for a training place please ensure you have your 4-digit ID number from your Schoolpoint Safeguarding team details (to find out more go to: Schoolpoint 365, School Safeguarding Teams)

To apply for a place on a course, please complete and submit the booking form below:

  •  Safeguarding Under 5's in Schools - link currently disabled

Multi-Agency Training:

Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies are required to complete:

  • Working Together: promoting well-being and keeping children safe
  • Conferences and Core Groups

The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) also provides a variety of multi-agency training, workshops and seminars which include: adult mental health; parents in prison; parents who are drug or alcohol misusers; neglect; working with uncooperative families, and more.

For further information and to apply for a place on one of the courses, go to: Multi-Agency Training

Prevent Training:

Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies are required to attend the ‘Workshop for Raising Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP) and to then provide briefings, awareness, advice and support to staff & volunteers in their setting.

'Prevent' training is provided free of charge through 'Learn Sheffield'.

For more information about these courses, please email: bookings@learnsheffield.co.uk

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