Certificate in Safeguarding Remote Learners

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Certificate in Safeguarding Remote Learners

Course Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes (approx.)

Keeping pupils and teachers safe during remote education is essential. Teachers delivering remote education online should be aware of their behaviour and conduct, but more importantly, should continue to adhere to their statutory safeguarding duties as closely as possible in order to keep children safe and report any safeguarding concerns in relation to remote education.

Our Certificate in Safeguarding Remote Learners has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant, Lorna Ponambalum. It will provide you with the core content you need to feel confident and empowered to tackle remote safeguarding concerns head on.

Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

The course has been divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in safeguarding remote learners.

Designed in line with:

  • Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2020

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the key DfE legislation and statutory guidance around remote education and safeguarding remote learners.
  • Recognising what safety measures should be implemented using different platforms and technology and ensuring correct safeguarding protocols are in place.
  • Ensuring clear communication channels are in place between teachers, children, parents and carers so that any safeguarding concerns can be raised quickly.
  • Understanding the need to review existing policies in relation to child protection and exploring the role of the DSL and your relationship with them.
  • Recognising the importance of educating parents and carers around online safety and implementing best practice measures to support them to keep children safe at home.

Course Units


The course has been divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in safeguarding remote learners.

Module 1: Context and background

Module 1 will provide an introduction into delivering effective remote education to pupils, including general measures around what schools should consider to enable a safe learning environment and protect children from harm.

Module 2: DfE guidance and legislation

Module 2 will explore the statutory guidance and legislation that schools must be aware of around safeguarding remote learners, what is expected of them by the DfE and where they can find additional support.

Module 3: Safer remote learning

In module 3, you will explore what safeguarding protocols to consider when delivering lessons remotely. You will learn safer use of digital technologies, protecting personal data, expectations of staff and student conduct and the benefits of online t...

Module 4: Recognising, monitoring and reporting safeguarding concerns

Module 4 will discuss the importance of maintaining contact with children whilst they are at home and creating clear communication routes between the school, pupils and parents. It will also explore how to spot warning signs, recognise potential issu...

Module 5: The Role of the DSL in remote education

Module 5 will cover what role the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and their deputy play in safeguarding remote learners and how you can work with them to implement safeguarding measures and develop contingency plans.

Module 6: Online safety

In module 6, you will discuss the key principles of online safety, what you should be promoting to children and parents, implementing best practice measures and where to reach out for additional support.

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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