Leadership & Safeguarding Training for Managers

This Safeguarding and Leadership course is aimed primarily at mangers looking to develop their safeguarding knowledge. Discover how to implement safeguarding practises in service delivery, how to safeguard children through commissioning, and how to embed multi-agency working to enable effective safeguarding practise.

Safeguarding and Leadership
Safeguarding and Leadership

Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our online Safeguarding and Leadership Course is designed for all levels of operational managers, and aims to make sure that everyone involved in delivering and monitoring services to children, young people and their families is doing so with their safety and wellbeing in mind, and is training their staff in doing the same.

Why take this safeguarding training for managers course?

After completing the course, learners will know what is required to ensure that appropriate safeguarding training, monitoring and leadership is embedded throughout their organisation. The course is designed to:

  • Ensure Safeguarding in Service Delivery
  • Apply the Robust Model of Assurance
  • Ensure Multi-Agency Safeguarding

Who is this safeguarding leadership training course for?

This safeguarding leadership course is suitable for anyone involved in safeguarding, including managers, senior managers, advanced practitioners and supervisors who are required to manage performance and promote effective inter-agency practice.

It would benefit managers at child protection units, as well as anyone involved in the specification, commission, monitoring and/or provision of services to children, young people and their families to ensure they can deliver effective leadership in line with recommended safeguarding procedures.

Lesson plan

The subjects covered in this training include:

  • Welcome and learning outcomes
  • Introduction
  • Safeguarding in service delivery
  • Section 11 of the Children Act 2004
  • Multi-agency safeguarding
  • Robust method of assurance
  • Accountability
  • Governance and reporting
  • Quality assurance


This safeguarding training for managers course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completing this safeguarding leadership course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate.


There are around 80 interactive screens to work through to complete the Safeguarding and Leadership Course, which should take you around two-and-a-half hours to complete. However, this does depend on your individual learning speed. Your progress will be recorded throughout.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for this safeguarding leadership training course.

You will learn

  • Explain how to implement safeguarding practise in service delivery
  • Explain how to safeguard children through commissioning
  • Outline how to embed multi-agency working to enable effective safeguarding practise

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is suitable for anyone involved in safeguarding
  • Managers
  • Senior managers
  • Advanced practitioners
  • Supervisors who are required to manage performance and promote effective inter-agency practice

Safeguarding and Leadership FAQs

  • What is the role of a manager in safeguarding?

    Like all those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults it is the manager's responsibility to ensure those in their care are safeguarded properly. A manager in safeguarding will play a fundamental role in ensuring everyone is looked after and reports are made correctly.

    Safeguarding managers will also liaise with other teams, the local authority, attend meetings and collaborate with other professionals.

  • How long does a safeguarding leadership course last?

    Our Safeguarding and Leadership course takes approximately three hours to complete but the training can be done at your own pace as and when is suitable for you.

    The certificate does not include an expiry date but we recommend you complete the training every 12 months to ensure your knowledge is fully up to date.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.