This training course is for deputy and designated safeguarding leads. The course should complement existing designated safeguarding lead training that you have received.
The Department for Education’s (DfE’s) Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance states that DSLs are able to understand the unique risks associated with online safety and be confident that they have the relevant knowledge and up to date capability required to keep children safe whilst they are online at school or college. It also states that DSLs receive suitable “time, funding, training, resources, and support” to successfully meet their responsibilities.
In a recent report, UNICEF discovered that “increased and unstructured” time online has exposed children to more threats such as sexting, data thieves, cyberbullying, and “harmful and violent content”.
Taken from the crime survey for England and Wales 2020
In the face of these increased threats, it’s key that DSLs understand the various risks the online environment presents to children and young people to help safeguard and support them.
This course has been created and delivered by Milly Wildish, a child protection specialist who has worked in criminal, education and local authority settings and has worked as a designated safeguarding lead in a large primary school in London. Milly is a national safeguarding panel member and is currently engaged in a large-scale independent investigation, into current and historical allegations of child abuse.
Your understanding of the course is tested though multiple-choice questions and you will receive a CPD accredited certificate, on the successful completion of the course.
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