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Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Northamptonshire Schools

This course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Northamptonshire schools.

As part of the Education Act 2002 and the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education, all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead. This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required. This training must be updated every 2 years. This course is delivered by Lesley Pollard who is an experienced teacher, trainer and adviser. She currently works as an Independent Learning Adviser carrying out Safeguarding training and audits for a variety of providers as well as for individual schools.


  • To consider the implication of national and local changes with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools;
  • To recap the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school;
    • To revisit the categories and possible indicators of the 4 categories of abuse, FGM, Forced Marriage, Grooming, CSE, So Called Honour-Based Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism, Gang Culture, County Lines, Child Criminal Exploitation;
  • To understand the impact of issues such as Peer-On-Peer Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Parental Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Homelessness, Appearing in Court and Mental

Health problems on children/young people;

  • To consider the role of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and reiterate the importance of interagency working from early help to referral (including the Signs of Safety approach);
  • To consider the learning for schools from local and national Serious Case Reviews;
  • To understand the requirements relating to keeping, transferring and archiving Child Protection and Early Help records;
    • To consider how best to communicate with children and parents/carers regarding Child Protection issues.

Event Properties

Event Date Thu, 21 Apr 2022 9:30 am
Event End Date Thu, 21 Apr 2022 1:00 pm
Cut off date Thu, 31 Mar 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Participant Price £90 for the first delegate, £70 for additional delegates. SWAN Secondary SLA members pay the reduced rate of £70. SWAN Primary SLA members have 1 free place either on the November 2021, April 2022 or July 2022 date.
Location Online via Zoom

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