Available - Safeguarding Staff - Designated/Lead Person/Champions



This eLearning course supports organisations that have introduced specific staff safeguarding roles as part of their organisational safeguarding solutions. Our Named/Designated Safeguarding Person eLearning course is for any staff member holding specific safeguarding responsibilities. While not exclusive, some examples include: 

  • Designated Safeguarding Governance Representative
  • A Designated Safeguarding Person/Officer
  • Named Safeguarding Person
  • Lead Safeguarding Person/Officer
  • Child Safeguarding Representative
  • Safeguarding Champion

This course will build on learner's previous safeguarding and child protection training (this is a pre-course requisite) and guide learners through safeguarding and child protection elements pertinent to being in a designated role and/or holding specific safeguarding responsibilities.

To ensure safeguarding is not seen or adopted as a one-person responsibility, learners explore the role and responsibilities alongside reviewing organisational safeguarding considerations.  This is achieved by reviewing all safeguarding considerations alongside the 5 Core Components of Safeguarding (Organisational Culture; Safe Workforce; Safe Practice; Safeguarding Incident Systems and Working Together). 

In addition to exploring the 5 Core Components of Safeguarding, learners are guided through various safeguarding tools and factors, including but not exclusive to -

  • Safeguarding the whole organisation, across all environments.
  • Best and Required Practice.
  • The distinction between safeguarding and child protection.
  • Unsuitable and unsafe people and the associated organisational risks of exploitation.
  • The strategic and operational responsibilities of a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person.
  • Considerations when responding to child well-being concerns and/or allegations against staff.
  • Factors that should underpin effective incident processes and support the role of a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person.
  • The importance of being child-centred and focused.

A pre-requisite for this course is that learners must have already completed their basic safeguarding and child protection training.

Designated safeguarding staff models, will and should vary depending on the needs of each organisation. However, the ethos of the model is that it should only involve limited staff numbers. Therefore we have reflected this in a specific pricing framework for this course, along with a specific discount option.

Pricing Levels

When available, course costs will reflect a specific course price of $25.00 including GST per learner. However, discounts will be available for:

Discount  Quantity

Price Per Learner

Final Price Incl.GST
5% Discount 5+ Learners $20.19 (Saving $1.06 per learner) $23.22

Please note when using any additional promotional discount codes, only one discount option will be available.

Please see additional information for further guidance relating to:

  • Course aim and learning objectives.
  • Course duration.
  • Learning material and methods.
  • Technical requirements.
  • Evaluation data and certificates.

Aim and Learning Objectives

Aim - To support learners in being competent and confident with their role and responsibilities as a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person or as staff holding specific safeguarding responsibilities.

Learning objectives - by the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recall the 5 Core Components of Safeguarding and identify how safeguarding responsibilities align with an organisation.
  • Define those safeguarding responsibilities for their organisation that are best served via the Named/Designated Safeguarding Person’s leadership.
  • Clarify their role and responsibilities as a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person.
  • Recall the 7Ps of child protection from the perspective of a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person.
  • Demonstrate best practice when supporting staff with child well-being concerns and/or allegations against staff, including making appropriate decisions about the action to take.
  • Apply best practice in working together with others (internally and externally) when supporting a child and/or staff concern, across all levels of intervention.

Course Duration - This course only covers 2 modules, the first serves as an introduction and refresher. The second is the core learning module. In total, we recognise this learning as taking 2.5hours professional development time. However, learners go at their own pace and complete in their own time. Learners simply log-in and pick up where they left off.

Learners have ongoing access to the course material for up to one year from their registration.  

Learning Material - All material is informed by local and global legislation, guidance, research and case learnings. Most scenarios and case studies are based on real-life scenarios.

All material has been managed sensitively. However, given the nature of the subject, there is a natural emotional component to this course. We have managed this sensitively, and the course does reflect trigger warnings where applicable. 

In addition to learning content and handouts covered within our other eLearning courses, learners for this course also receive access to and can download the following Handouts and Templates - 

  • 4 Stages of a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

  • 7 Principles of Safeguarding.

  • Inclusive Language Guidance.

  • Information Sharing Decision Log.

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Named/Designated Safeguarding Person.

  • Safeguarding Code of Conduct Handout

  • Safeguarding Commitment Statement.

  • Safer Recruitment Handout

  • Sample Imagery Consent Form.

  • Whistleblowing Policy Template.

  • A Child Version of a Child Protection Policy.

Learning Methods - A variety of learning methods are used within this course. Examples include but are not exclusive to:

  • Specialist content
  • inter-active exercises
  • Information markers and scrolls
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies and Scenarios
  • Videos
  • Visual tools
  • Practical resources and templates

Technical Requirements

Our course should work in most web browsers, although we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course.

Our course is best viewed via a desktop and is compatible with most tablet devices. It may be accessed via a mobile device; however, to maintain a quality learning experience, we do not advocate the use of mobiles. 

Where possible, Holistic Safeguarding will offer support; however, we are unable to provide full technical support.

Videos clips hosted via external video sharing sites feature in our courses. Video playback controls will vary and are dependent on the browser used to take the course and where the video is hosted. If you experience problems with the videos, then we recommend you try taking the course in a different browser.

Our FAQ also holds additional technical troubleshooting information should it be needed.

Evaluation Data and Certificates - All learning is evidenced to support personal, and school learning and development requirements. 

Evaluation Data - 

  • Learners complete pre and post-learning feedback forms. If requested by the individual or those registering learners, this can be provided as report data.  
  • We also contact learners 6-months post their course completion to seek feedback on how they have integrated their learning into their applied practice. 
  • At 12 months learners will be notified they are due to refresh their training.

Certificates - Upon successful completion, learners are provided with a personalised certificate of achievement.  To further assistance evidencing professional development, our certificates also confirms course study time (2.5 hours) and learning criteria (course aim and objectives).