Designated Safeguarding Lead Update (Level 3)

This training is delivered by Southampton City Council Children and Families Services and is approved by the Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership.

The course offers existing DSLs the opportunity to receive additional updates in the interim period between attending statutory training. It can be used alongside DSL network meetings to ensure that delegates meet the requirement to be updated at least annually around local updates relevant to their role as DSL and outlined in Early Years Foundation Stage for early years and childcare providers and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)

Refresh and update your knowledge around

  • Key legislation regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead including support for staff
  • Local processes for safeguarding and early help
  • Topical areas of Safeguarding

Who should attend?

People who hold the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibility in their setting (This includes Early Years and Childcare settings).

Session Dates

  • Thursday 11 July 2024 - 9am-4pm - Civic Centre
  • Wednesday 25 September 2024 - 9am-4pm - Civic Centre

Beverages only included - please make your own arrangements for food.

Fee for training

Southampton City Council Maintained Schools: £99

Subsidised price for Southampton PVI Early Years & Childcare providers and voluntary organisations: £77

Academies, free schools and other organisations: £115

Positive feedback from past attendees

DSL – “Useful to attend to talk about cases, refresh memory and get updates on any changes in legislation etc. Very helpful. Thank you!”

Safeguarding Attendance Officer – “Extremely useful training with lots of ideas and contacts to cascade to staff. Engaging presentation skills from trainer. Very approachable and no question dismissed.”

Deputy DSL/Parental Engagement – “The training as always was very informative and engaging. There were things that I was confident in, but new information gave me extra information which is always helpful and useful.”


Please give 14 days written notice of cancellation to avoid being charged.


Southampton City Council reserves the right to charge the full training fee for non-attendance

Additional information

Must have attended DSL training through Southampton City Council.


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