Advanced Safeguarding and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our Advanced Safeguarding Course provides all the safeguarding information required by the person who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). It examines how the role requires working at both leadership and day to day levels. The course advises on staff training, which includes staff understanding symptoms of child abuse, how to raise safeguarding concerns, monitoring children and record keeping. The course examines a number of Serious Case Reviews.

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The Training

On completing the course, learners should understand:

  • The definition of safeguarding and child protection
  • The signs of abuse
  • How to report concerns
  • How to respond to allegations
  • How to record information
  • Correct procedures
  • The role of people and agencies
  • Current legislation and guidance
  • How to create a child protection policy
  • The role and responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Important and helpful documents
  • The importance of learning from Serious Case Reviews

Final Test

Once you have completed the online training, you will be able to take the final test.

  • You will be asked 30 questions.
  • You will require an 80% pass mark.
  • You can take the test as many times as you need.

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It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the entire course. You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development.

This course is certificated on its completion. The length of time you take is entirely dependent on how quickly you can study and absorb the information. Remember, it’s important to learn the content and not to rush through the course. Please do take notes during these courses.


This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development Guidelines. On successful completion, you will be sent a certificate through the post or you can instantly download and print your certificates from the learner management system.