“I Can Change My Mind”

Designated Liaison Safeguarding Officer (NI) Virtual Training Mon 17th Jan 2022 6:30PM-9:30PM


Course Date:

Monday 17th January 2022 6:30PM- 9:30PM Virtually

Monday  17th  January VIRTUALLY 6:30pm-9:30pm

This training is suitable for Designated and Deputy Designated Liaison Officers (DLO) in paid or voluntary positions.


*All participants must have completed Safeguarding Children & Young People Training prior to attending DLO training.


Owing to the sensitive nature of the abuse categories discussed, this training is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 yrs old and adults are required to look after their own emotional well being during the course.


Course Aims:

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

– describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding children officer

– state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice

– describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare

– decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with

– identify the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse

– know how to respond effectively to a child who does report abuse

– understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them

– make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised

– know what’s likely to happen following a referral to children’s social care

– explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality

– show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify a network for personal support

– talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures


Privacy  policies:  The details of your organisation and services received will remain confidential to Informed Minds Training & Consultancy Ltd. All records are held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. You can find further information about this by reading our website privacy policy www.informedmindstrainingconsultancy.com Informed Minds live virtual training will be delivered via Zoom online platform. You will need to sign up to use Zoom and agree to Zoom’s own Privacy Notice to access the training. We will never share your details with other organisations.


Meet The Trainer:

Sinead Welsh holds over 15 years experience in the Child Protection Statutory Sector both locally in Northern Ireland and also internationally in Melbourne Australia. In Australia, Sinead worked for the Department of Health & Human Services and worked alongside Victoria Police around the establishment of the Child Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigation Teams.



DLO Ticket front cover June 2021


Certificate of attendance issued upon completion of this training.



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