ecp training courses for professionals - child protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

Course Outline

Statutory requirement for education professionals meeting ‘robust 2-yearly training’ for those with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding in schools. Having completed basic safeguarding training, this course equips professionals to perform their senior safeguarding function in schools.

  • Latest legislation and procedures – reflecting the Education Acts and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023)
  • Policy development
  • Awareness of multi-agency working
  • Information sharing
  • The referral processes
  • Thresholds or risk analysis within the context of children and young people
  • Management of safeguarding with staff and within schools – including the response to sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • Challenging topics are also explored from a management level

For more information on course content and outcomes please watch this video.  

Target Audience

Education professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding


Thursday 25th & Friday 26th April 2024
9.30-12.30pm daily

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June 2024
9.30-12.30pm daily

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th September 2024
9.30-12.30pm daily

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October 2024
9.30-12.30pm daily

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th November
9.30-12.30pm daily

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December
9.30-12.30pm daily


What level training is this course?

Since the implementation of Safeguarding Partnerships, most sectors have moved away from using the term ‘levels’. The expectation is that you will undertake training which is relevant to the role you take in the organisation.

If in doubt, reach out and we will be able to clarify what this equivalent level of training is.

Do I need this training for my role?

This training is a statutory requirement for all members of your staff who are a named member of your Designated Safeguarding team. The requirement is to complete this training and renew at least once every 2 years – alongside annual safeguarding update training and 3 yearly Child Protection Awareness training.

Will I receive a certificate?

You will receive a PDF certificate for attending our training sessions. Designated Safeguarding Lead Training with ECP is CPD certified. You need to ensure you are available and engaged for the full duration of the training session in order to receive your certificate.

How far in advance can I book the training?

You can book your training as soon as dates are released that you can attend.

How many people can I book onto this training?

You can book as many delegates access to this course as you need, however if you have more than 5 delegates who need this training, we recommend you book this course for your organisation as this will work out more cost effective than paying per person.

You can find more information on booking this course for your organisation here.

How do I book this training?

Our training is booked using the online booking form via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on the Course tab of this page. Once completed, you will receive confirmation that your form has been submitted, then you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Bookings are not confirmed until you have received this email.

If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01727 808340 or via the chat function on the website.

All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve places, so by completing the booking form quickly you are most likely to get your preferred date.

What information will I need in order to make a booking?

To complete our booking form, we will need to know the name and email address of who will be accessing the training, which date you would like to access, and invoicing details of how payment will be made.

Once the booking form is submitted, we will contact you if we have any further questions.


The course has given me greater knowledge and confidence in being a DSL and leading others and taking back feedback to the SLT. Extremely helpful and well lead, thank you
DSL, St Paul’s School

I am much more knowledgeable and aware of the rigour required across all elements of safeguarding (day to day and strategic). Fantastic trainer- kept us all engaged. Extremely knowledgeable which supported us
DSL, Preston Park School

The impact for me was exploring effective use of toolkits, a safeguarding culture in an Ofsted inspection including child on child abuse and what schools should have within robust record keeping to include outcomes.
New Deputy DSL, St James’s School

This was an excellent and engaging session with plenty of time for discussion and debate. Nicole was incredibly knowledgeable and covered a massive amount in this day course. I am confident that my Senior Leadership Team benefited from this training and gained greater knowledge and skills because of it.
Headteacher, Edge Grove School (ISI)

ECP will send you an email with the relevant links to each session to be shared with participants. Participants will then be able to register themselves for their session.

You can view our joining instructions below:

Participants will have access to their allocated session, for a set time period, where they can access the content when they wish.

All courses have specific dates and times which participants must attend. Courses that are 6 hours in duration will be delivered in 2 x 3-hour sessions.
Questions can be submitted during the self-paced webinar. All questions will then be collated and a written response created at the end of the webinar period. This will be made available to you the following week.

Live sessions have interactive elements which include voting in polls, audio interaction, raising hands and opportunities for Q & A.
Yes - The sessions are closed sessions. Participants will be informed when registering whether or not webcam and microphone access is required for their specific course. The data collated from participants is their first name, surname, role title and email address – unless additional data is requested by the client. A disclaimer is provided, and data will be deleted once shared with you.
Attendee report - including engagement data.
Q & A report from self-paced sessions - which will be sent to you the following week for you to cascade.
Feedback Report – a survey completed after the session.
Post course handouts – sent out to every attendee.