Statutory requirement for professionals meeting ‘robust 2-yearly training’ for those with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding within provisions working with children and families. Having completed safeguarding awareness training, this course equips professionals to perform their senior safeguarding role.
All professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding
I don’t know if ‘wider workforce’ is the right training portfolio, how will this training be most appropriate to my organisation?
ECP tailors it’s content to different types of organisations and sectors. Our ‘wider workforce’ portfolio refers to many different sectors including charities, sports providers, children’s homes, and many more. ECP will always create bespoke content relevant to your setting to ensure you have the best experience when you train with us.
Please contact us via email or phone to have a chat with us about what your organisation does and we will make sure we include the relevant aspects within the training you book.
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.
What is the difference between face-to-face and live virtual training options?
As far as possible, our Designated Safeguarding Lead / Advanced Child Protection training is as close to being the same regardless of delivery method as they can be! All the required content is covered to the highest standard, and we aim to keep as much interaction and engagement in all of our sessions as we do in our face-to-face training.
Face-to-face is our preferred method of training, but we know this is not always possible so have made our live virtual courses available so you don’t have to miss out on being able to access our courses.
I only have a few members of staff that need to complete this training, what is the best option?
ECP run this course for individuals on our training platform as a live virtual training. You can find the details for this on our courses for individuals page of our website.
For these courses the price is per person and you can book multiple spaces for your staff.
Do I need to 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 Leadership 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 / Advanced Child Protection training with ECP is CPD certified for you and your Organisation’s single central training record. 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 far in advance as you like! Some times of the year are especially busy so we advise you book up to a year or more in advance, especially if there is a specific date and time you would like to secure. If you know your training will be up for renewal the sooner you get the training date confirmed the more likely ECP will have availability to deliver your training.
How many people can attend the training?
Our face-to-face training numbers vary from course to course, and also take into consideration the size of the space we will be delivering the training in. The size of groups can vary from as small as 2 delegates to large groups of 20+.
Our virtual delivery of Designated Safeguarding Lead training has no minimum number of attendees, maximum number of attendees is 25.
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 as we may have questions or the date you request may not be available.
If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01707 808340 or via the chat function on the website.
All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve dates, 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 how many delegates will be accessing the training, which date you would like the training to be delivered, 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.
It was very informative as I have just become a part of DSL team. I have learnt a lot of new and important things.
Bright Horizons delegate
The trainer was what made the training I think. She was passionate, authoritative, brought in her practitioner experience, which made the policies and legislation feel more accessible and 'alive' in the room. I particularly liked how through her having confidence and authority, it made you feel that you could do that too. It was excellent role modelling for working professionally and having professional disagreements.
Barnet Family Services Delegate
I thought both trainers were really engaging, this was particularly helpful due to the online nature of the training. As safeguarding training can often be difficult at times, they made the completion of the course be done with ease.
London Youth Delegate