POSTPONED: Designated Safeguarding Officer training – for charities and community groups

Tuesday 2 June 2020

NOTICE: This session has been postponed in view of our offices being closed in line with government guidance. We plan to have a new date after July 2020. However, you can access online safeguarding resources and training through our Coronavirus Community Acton page, or contact


As part of the overall safeguarding for you organisation it is good practice for charities and voluntary groups to have a person in the organisation who acts as the lead on safeguarding concerns. This person is often referred to as the Designated Safeguarding Officer or Designated Person, and is responsible for handling safeguarding concerns raised by staff, volunteers or service users in the organisation, and then reporting them through to Children’s Social Care. Some organisations may find that this role is best shared between a DSO and a Deputy DSO.

As this course builds on previous knowledge of safeguarding practices, attendees must have completed Universal Safeguarding Children Training and Safeguarding Adults training (whichever is relevant to their services) before attending this course. If you are unsure, please check with us.

By the end of this course you will understand:

1. The role of the Designated Safeguarding Officer

2. The internal safeguarding processes that are needed within your organisation

3. The external safeguarding processes that are needed between your organisation and Social Care

4. How to manage a Child Protection Disclosure

5. The ongoing Child Protection Process

6. How to manage allegations within your organisation

7. How to achieve a safer workforce

8. What to do if the process doesn’t seem to work

This is a practical training session with scenarios to work through. You will also receive training materials.

The course includes refreshments.


Please note that the library opens at 10am. The course will begin at 10.15am.



Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
2 June 2020
Start time
End time
Address line 1
3rd Floor
Line 2
Reading Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified