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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Refresher Course

For Designated Safeguarding Leads needing to update their training in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Course Description

This course is split across 2 modules. You MUST complete both modules to get a certificate.

This course is ‘single’ agency in that it is for sector specific for the Educational Work Force. It is designed to support ‘depth of understanding of the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in an education setting. For wider development and understanding of the multi-agency practice, it may be more appropriate for you to consider training delivered by the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership.

This course fulfils your statutory duty to update your training every 2 years in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

  • The course is appropriate for experienced DSLs or deputies undertaking advanced safeguarding work in a school setting or acting in a leadership capacity.
  • This course may also be appropriate for professionals who work in partnership with schools on a strategic level.
  • This course is ideal for colleagues looking to increase safeguarding capacity within the setting.

You should have an existing knowledge of safeguarding and child protection before you join onto this course. Although not essential, we recommend that you have completed the Advanced Child Protection course offered through the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership.

Course Objectives:

  • Refresh the role and main responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and know about key changes in guidance and legislation.

  • Reflect on your effectiveness in promoting  a safeguarding culture.

  • Developing a contextual safeguarding approach to Extra familial harm (school systems) – looking at evaluating the school as a context. 

  • Developing a proportionate, trauma informed response to peer on peer harm with consideration for mental health



Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Virtual Courses 2023/24


To update current Designated Safeguarding Leads who require their two yearly update training.


Costs are as follows:


- Maintained/Academies - £132 per attendee

- Independent/Free Schools - £165 per attendee



  • Costs difference reflect a 20% difference from the contributions made from maintained and academies from the Designated Schools Grant. 
  • All funds generated from the training contributes to the High Needs Block for vulnerable learners. 


For the virtual sessions we have adapted our DSL refresher course to take place online over two half day sessions. (09:00-12:30)


Courses are split over two modules on the following dates:


27-28 September 2023

23-24 January 2024

1-2 May 2024


We are offering a full day alternative (09:00-17:00) which is delivered in person on the following:


9 November 2023 (Greenway Centre)

14 March 2024 (venue tbc)

12 June 2024 (Bridge Professional Development Centre)




To book please follow the link here




When registering please can you sign up using the generic safeguarding email for your setting or the business managers email. Once done please email and we can then add you as a delegate manager. This allows this account to book training on behalf of other members of staff. It will also reduce the amount of licences we need to use which will reduce the cost of your training long term.


If you need to cancel your place, please can you do this more than 10 working days of the course date. If you do not do this you risk being charged the full amount of the course price.

"Very useful reminder of policy, but also important discussions of wider safeguarding culture and approaches."


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