Designated Safeguarding Officer 28 February 2018

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​Designated Safeguarding Officer 

This course is part funded by Bradford College and is for staff/volunteers from voluntary and community organisations working in the Bradford District.  This course is Free to Young Lives Bradford members and £15 to Bradford District VCS organisations (registered on DIVA Bradford).  NOTE:  only 1 place offered per organisation.

It is recommended that at least one person in your organisation is a 'designated safeguarding officer' (DSO). This person will take the lead on safeguarding for your organisation.  

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Nominating someone to undertake the role may be the first task your group should consider. We also recommend a deputy is appointed to cover sickness or leave.

The person chosen should:

  • be someone with authority in the group such as a manager or team leader
  • a paid member of staff if possible
  • have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check  
  • have at least two references which are followed up.

The Designated Safeguarding Officer has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis. The role of DSO is extremely important as they role model for, and support the rest of the organisation.  DSO’s have told us the role can be quite a lonely one where they feel a weight of responsibility amongst confusion about what the role entails.

This course clarifies the role of designated safeguarding officers, for voluntary and community organisations within Bradford District, who are working with children and young people. The course helps build confidence and competence in carrying out the role and will cover:

Course Objectives

  • the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding officer
  • describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy
  • decide what steps your organisation needs to take
  • identify the barriers that prevent people from reporting abuse
  • know how to respond effectively to someone who does report abuse
  • understand the process should a staff member/volunteer be accused of abuse
  • develop an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding
  • identify a network for personal support
  • talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures

The course will be delivered by Taye Training and will be tailored for those working in Bradford District.

Participants will be required to complete a Bradford College registration form on arrival so please arrive on time and - bring your National Insurance number with you and some ID (bank card, driving licence etc). Participants must be aged 19 and over.

Late cancellation and non-attendance will be charged at £15 and remember only 1 place per organisation

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28th February, 2018 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
FREE to YLB Organisations in Bradford £ 0.00
Bradford District VCS Organisations registered on DIVA £ 15.00

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