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

Meeting papers and resources

02 October 2019

21 March 2019

Training Programme

There is an extensive range of safeguarding training for people working with children, young people and their families. The training programme can be found here

How to book on

To book your place on a course, please complete and return the Course Booking Form to


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Please complete the YMHFA booking form and send to

11 & 12 December 2019 09:00-17:00 at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

22 & 23 January 2020 09:00-17:00 at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

This course will provide you with information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and support young people who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

Child Protection [Fully Booked]

Please email to be added to the waiting list

04 & 05 December 2019 at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

This course will develop an awareness of professional’s responsibilities to safeguard children and the key processes that underpin this.

Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation Event – Karma Nirvana & The National FGM Centre

14 January 2020 at The Baths Hall

Please state upon booking whether you wish to attend all day or just one session.

Session AM: Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage – Karma Nirvana – 09:30 – 12:30

Session AM: Female Genital Mutilation – The National FGM Centre – 09:30 – 12:30

Session PM: Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage – Karma Nirvana – 13:30 – 16:30

Session PM: Female Genital Mutilation- The National FGM Centre – 13:30 – 16:30

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what Honour Based Abuse (HBA) is
  • understand the difference between a Forced Marriage (FM) and arranged marriage
  • understand the prevalence of this type of abuse
  • understand which communities are affected
  • recognise what laws exist to protect people
  • be aware of early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is at risk
  • understand the motives and consequences of forced marriage
  • know what support is available.
The National FGM Centre

The National FGM Centre offers training to build on professionals’ existing safeguarding knowledge and skills, to enable them to act appropriately and with confidence to protect girls from FGM and support those who have already been subjected to the practice. The training will also explore the mandatory reporting duty as it applies in England, Northern Ireland and Wales for teachers, health professionals and social workers.

Reducing Parental Conflict

Various dates 09:00 – 17:00 Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

21 January 2020 – Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

22 January 2020 – Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

04 February 2020 – Modules 3-4 – 1 day course for supervisors and managers

11 & 12 February 2020 – 2 day Train the Trainer course

13 February 2020 – Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

02 March 2020 –  Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

03 March 2020 –  Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

13 March 2020  –  Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

20 March 2020  –  Modules 2-3 – 1 day course for front line practitioners

For information about the course content please view the Training flyer and Course Outline. (Please note that this course is free of charge to access)

Managing Allegations against adults who work with children

31 January 2020 9.00am- 12.00pm at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

This course gives all adults working with children an overview of the allegations process, policy and procedures. This course will make you aware of the process and legal framework regarding allegations, understand your responsibilities in procedures and understand the process about raising concerns regarding a staff members conduct towards a child.

Safeguarding Children

06 February 2020 9.30am – 3.30pm at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

An essential course that will provide you with a robust introduction to support the identification of needs or harm to children and young people.

Safeguarding Disabled Children

24 February 2020 1.00pm – 4.00pm at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

This training will give the opportunity to understand and consider the additional vulnerabilities of disabled children and young people and will highlight the issues relating to safeguarding disabled children, explore values, develop practice knowledge including what research and serious case reviews says about safeguarding disabled children and their experiences/ outcomes.

Trauma Awareness

25 February 2020 9.30am – 3.00pm at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

This course will enable you to understand the neuro-science of trauma, understand the effects of PTSD on children and young people’s emotions, behaviour, physical and mental health. Will develop an understanding of the impact of trauma and learn strategies to help children and young people with PTSD to manage their distressing symptoms

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Termly Training Session

20 March 2019 09:00-12:00 at Church Square House

These sessions meet Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and Working Together 2018 requirements.

Topics covered include Ofsted Safeguarding Inspection, Child Death Review, Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Local Learning Reviews.

Neglect/ Graded Care Profile 2

13 March 2020 09:00 – 16:300 at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Neglect AM

Session One the brief overview for the neglect session – this will provide an introduction to the topic of child neglect, taking a lived experience approach of the family.


Session two – this will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to be accredited for use of the graded care profile 2 (GCP2).

For further information regarding the Graded Care Profile 2, please visit our Neglect/Graded Care Profile 2 page.

Domestic Abuse – The Blue Door training programme

The full Blue Door Domestic Abuse Training Programme 2019/20 is available here.

Once available, complete and return The Blue Door Booking Form [DOC 31KB] as directed.

Upcoming Courses

MARAC/DASH Awareness Training

To book, please email

04 December 2019 09:30-13:30 at The Blue Door Women’s Centre

24 February 2020 09:30-13:30 at The Blue Door Women’s Centre

Please note, you must have completed at least Domestic Abuse Level 1 or equivalent before booking a place on this course.

This course has been designed to give professionals an overview of the MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) process and to develop awareness of risk and how to assess it. The aims and objectives for the course are:

  • To develop an understanding of the MARAC process, including DASH risk assessment and the role of the IDVA
  • Have a clear understanding of the MARAC criteria
  • Know when, and how, to complete a MARAC referral
  • Identify the responsibility of agencies when dealing with domestic abuse cases

The course will be of particular relevance to those working directly with client groups likely to be affected by domestic violence and abuse including social workers, education workers, health practitioners (including GPs, dentists, health visitors, midwives, pharmacists), teachers, solicitors, housing officers, anyone working in the voluntary sector, working with children and working in drug and alcohol support agencies.


Safeguarding Awareness Booklet 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Booklet

Child Sexual Exploitation  (CSE) Booklet

For more information, please contact the Multi Agency Innovation Hub.