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Role of the safeguarding officer

This training is currently being updated to bring it in line with the new National safeguarding, training and learning development standards.  If you would like to be contacted once the training is ready, please register your interest here.

Delivered through the medium of English


To provide in-depth training to safeguarding officers, safeguarding leads or designated safeguarding person within the organisation.  This course will support and aid the designated person with primary responsibility for managing safeguarding and reporting concerns about children, young people and adults at risk, the responsibilities and legal compliance including disseminating the safeguarding policy, procedures and processes throughout the organisation.  


Welsh Government has said that “Safeguarding is everyone’s business”. Safeguarding should be a priority for all voluntary sector organisations, and especially those that work with children, young people and adults at risk. 

This course will help the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) to lead the organisation’s approach to safeguarding children, young peoples and adults at risk within the organisation.  It will explore the tasks, responsibilities and enhance the skills and knowledge of the DSO to support them to carry out their role effectively.   

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:  

  • Describe the core values and principles for the role of safeguarding officer  
  • Understand their role in meeting, improving and embedding the safeguarding policy, practices, and procedures within their organisation 
  • Understand the legislation and government guidance that underpins safeguarding in Wales  
  • Understand their responsibilities in responding to safeguarding issues relating to beneficiaries, staff or volunteers and apply skills to managing cases of poor practice and abuse within and outside of their organisation  
  • Locate and use a wider range of resources to utilise in their organisation 

Who the course is for? 

The course is provided for individuals who have a designated safeguarding responsibility within their organisation. This may include: designated safeguarding officers, safeguarding leads, safeguarding deputies, HR roles with safeguarding responsibility (those responsible for recruitment of roles working with children, young people and adults at risk), and anyone appointing or managing the individuals in these roles. 

Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be provided to each delegate.

Course requirements

To ensure you have the best experience on our courses we ask the following of you;

  • Commit to attend the full duration of the training
  • Test your access to Zoom
  • Training will commence promptly, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time, as late arrivals may not admitted
  • Our courses are interactive and engaging and we request where possible, that all learners have camera’s on and participate via microphone and chat facilities
  • Let us know upon booking if you have any specific requirements ie BSL interpreters
  • Joining instructions and resources will be blind copied from, please check your Junk Email folder if you have not received them a week prior (any problems let us know)
  • If you are unable to attend please email (see our cancellation policy)

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