Designated Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Training Requirements

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) should complete the Children’s MARS Child Protection masterclass training. Once completed, DSLs should not repeat this but should instead do one or a combination of the following, over a two year period…

  • A Children’s MARS training module at masterclass level of their choosing. This will be certificated
  • Attend some or all of the DSL termly update meetings. These draw upon Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and Working Together 2018. These will be certificated.
  • Complete any relevant national online training
  • Record any other training as part of continuous professional development e.g. National conferences or in house training.

This keeps DSLs up to date with local developments, allows them to develop specialist knowledge of specific safeguarding issues that may be more relevant to their specific role/school.

For new DSLs who are unable to book on a Child Protection masterclass due to it being full, a bespoke training session will be arranged. In such cases, please contact