Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children)Online Training Course

This Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) training course raises awareness of child safeguarding and the key responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

It includes access to the online training resources, the online test and a downloadable Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) Certificate on successful completion.

The course is approved by the CPD Certification Service.

  • 1 User

    £25.00 + VAT per user

  • 2 to 9 Users

    £20.00 + VAT per user

  • 10 to 49 Users

    £17.50 + VAT per user

  • 50 to 99 Users

    £15.00 + VAT per user

  • 100+ Users

    £12.50 + VAT per user

Access your course 24/7 via the internet
Most people complete this course in 150 minutes
CPD Certification Service Approved
Download your certificate on completion
  • You receive a ‘coordinators dashboard’ that enables you to allocate your purchased course(s) to student(s) and to monitor their progress
  • The price includes access to all the materials that the student needs to complete their course – there are no hidden charges (e.g. to take the test or to receive the certificate)
  • Once the coordinator enrols the student on the course, the student has 90 days to complete the course and take the online test.
  • On successful completion of the course and test, the student can download their certificate and a copy is emailed to the coordinator
  • CPD Certification Service approval gives you assurance that this online training course conforms to universally accepted standards for continuing professional development (CPD)

Our online Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) training course covers:

  • The term safeguarding and its meaning
  • The key legislation surrounding safeguarding and the legal responsibilities of those that work with children and/or their families
  • How to identify signs of abuse and who could be at most risk
  • How to respond to any concerns that you have about a child
  • How to act if information is disclosed to you by a child
  • How to report any concerns and the importance of reporting concerns
  • Safer recruitment procedures
  • The role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead / Person
  • The role Social care play in the safeguarding process
  • Sharing of information
  • How to record your concerns


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) online training course includes an end of course test. Please see the assessment section for more information.

  • The end of course Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) test demonstrates the student’s understanding of the information contained within the course.
  • The test is taken online, so there is no need to attend a training centre.
  • The test consists of multiple choice questions.
  • Students must achieve at least 70% in the test to be awarded a pass and download their Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) Certificate.
  • Students that do not pass the test can retake it.
  • We do not charge for retaking the test, provided the course is completed before the course expiry date.

Save by purchasing for more than one user

This course can be purchased as a single course, or you can save money by purchasing it for more than one user (multiple courses must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount). Multi-course discounts are shown on this page.

Purchasing your course(s)

You can purchase your course(s) online using a debit/credit card. To purchase online, simply click on the purchase button on this page and select how many users you want the course for when prompted. To pay over the phone, please call 0333 733 1111 between 0900 and 1700 hours Monday to Friday. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would rather pay by BACS transfer.

Receiving login details

You will be sent an email (from [email protected]) that will contain instructions for accessing your dashboard and allocating your course(s) to students. Please check your SPAM / JUNK folder if you do not receive the email as it may get blocked by your firewall. If you have not received it within one hour and it is not in your SPAM / JUNK folder, you can email [email protected] for a copy to be sent to you.

Accessing the course

The course materials will work on any internet enabled device running an up to date internet browser. Each student will have 90 days from the date of enrolment to log on and complete their course, unless the course is purchased as part of a bundle, in which case access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting. Students can log out and return any time up until the course is completed or until the 90 day access expires, unless the course is purchased as part of a bundle, in which case access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised.

Course certificate

Students can download the course certificate as soon as they pass the online test.

Course expiry

Student’s access to the course will expire on completion of the course or after the 90 days from the original enrolment (whichever is sooner). If the course is purchased as part of a bundle, then access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) Certificate

Students that complete this course are awarded a CPD-certified Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children) Certificate, which may be downloaded immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Designated Safeguarding Lead course contains the same material as the Safeguarding Children (Advanced) course. But it also contains more information relevant to those that perform the Safeguarding Lead / Person role.

We are committed to providing approved training courses in vital skills at an affordable price. The cost of our courses and reflect that commitment.

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