Designated Safeguarding Officer

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.


The role of the designated safeguarding officer was specified in the Childrens Act 2004 to ensure every organisation had a ‘named person’ for safeguarding children and young people. And although not legislated it is also best practice to have a DSO for adults at risk.


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 that 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 working with children, young people and adults at risk and helps build confidence and competence in carrying out the role.

The Designated Safeguarding Person has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.

  • the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding officer
  • understand your own values and principles and the impact of these on professional practice
  • 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


Organisations who work with children, young people or adults at risk have a legislative and moral safeguarding obligation. We have a dedicated Safeguarding page for your viewing and you can easily check our wide range of Safeguarding Courses for full details of the courses we offer and what each one does.



Safeguarding Update training

Themed depending on current organisational and/or team need. Including current safeguarding issues, updates to legislation and the changing safeguarding landscape.

What you can expect from all Taye Training courses
  • Practical exercises to help you to embed your learning
  • High quality training resources
  • Training delivered by experts who have practical hands-on, real-life experience of the subject
  • Accelerated Learning methods used throughout
  • The opportunity to network
  • Plus much, much more. Contact us for full details

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We are passionate about ensuring our training is accessible to all so with this in mind our prices start from as low as £350 per course. The organisation size, number of participants and development time is all considered when determining price.

Please phone us on: 0796 996 9538 to discuss your individual needs.


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  • course highlights
  •  Date of Course:
    Various Dates Available
  •  Course Duration:
    Full Day Course
  •  Qty of Students:
    6+ students per course
  •  Certified Course:
    Yes - certificate issued
  •  Trainer(s):
  •  Suitable For:
    Managers and designated safeguarding officers from any organisation

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