The Designated Safeguarding Leads Network is a group of colleagues working in schools and academies in the local area.

Schedule of meetings for 2018/19

All meetings are 8.45 am arrival and refreshments for a 9.00 am start.

  • The proposed dates for 2018/19 are: Wednesday 10th October 2018, Tuesday 12th February 2019 and Tuesday 21st May 2019.

Attendance at two DSL meetings out of three can be certificated as evidence of Safeguarding Policy Update training. Please make sure you sign in at each event. The certificate can be obtained by e-mailing with the dates of the meetings you attended.

Information from previous meetings

Date of Meeting Downloads
22nd May 2018

Main Presentation
ACES Presentation
Reflection Sheet
Schools Safeguarding Self-Evaluation
Self Evaluation Completion Notes 
DSL Local Clusters May 2018 

6th February 2018

Main Presentation 6th February 2018
Knife Crime: Guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools 
IMARA infographics - Grounding yourself and How trauma can affect your window of tolerance
IMARA - Tell children that their brains are like a house
IMARA Presentation
Reflection Sheet

18th October 2017

DSL National and Local Update
Preventing Domestic Abuse and Reducing the Harm it Causes
NSPCC Schools Service Presentation
Safer Sleeping - Guidance for practitioners 
ACDS - A country that works for all children
Andrew Hall - Specialist Safeguarding Consultant

18th May 2017

Main Presentation 18 May 2017
Misogyny Information
NPS PIN Notification Form (updated)
Action for Young Carers-School Development Programme

9th February 2017

Main Presentation 09 Feb 2017
Reflection Sheet 09 Feb 2017

Safeguarding Concerns

Please use the following email addresses to send over your concerns, including sending MARF’S

Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools -Next Day Notification (Project Encompass)

The next day notification to schools started on Monday 5th December. This is to inform the DSL (or named contact) that the day before a child has witnessed a Domestic Abuse incident which the police attended.

Nottingham City Next Day Notification Briefing for Schools and Academies 

Safeguarding Training Programme 

Safeguarding Children in Education Training - Summer Term 2018 Programme
Click here to register for any of the above courses

To apply for any of the training courses detailed in the above Training Programme, use the above link. If you have any trouble securing your reservation, or require more information, please email us and somebody in the team will be happy to assist you: 

Useful Information

Abuse - Talking about abuse that happened in childhood
ADSL fact sheet
Adult and Child Honour Based Violence Abuse & Forced Marriage Identification and Referral Pathway
Advice for Local Authorities - Safeguarding Children Returning to the UK from Syria  
Bullying and Cyber Bullying -  Keeping children safe.  We can all play a part in helping keep children safe from bullying and cyberbullying - whether it's happening at school, at home or online. (NSPCC website)
Changes to the safeguarding document Schools and FE 2016 September 
Children Missing Education - Guidance
Children Missing Education - Referral Form
Child Sexual Exploitation Appropriate Language Guidance
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service - Derelict video
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service - Shock video
Digital Parenting Magazine by Vodafone - Technology has many benefits but it also brings challenges, such as sexting and bullying.  Digital Parenting highlights the potential risks and gives expert advice.
DSL Toolkit
DV DASH Risk Assessment Referral from July 2018 - PDF
DV DASH Risk Assessment Referral from July 2018 - Word
E-Safety Guide 2017 
FGM Fact Sheet from Home Office
FGM A3 staffroom checklist
FGM mandatory reporting flowchart
FGM pre-summer 2018 letter to schools
Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support
Green card – indicators of child abuse November 2016
Indecent images of children: guidance for young people - GOV.UK Guidance
Information on Allegations of historical child abuse in Nottinghamshire
Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners
Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings
Knife Crime: Guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools 
Managing sexualised behavior in primary schools - online course from NSPCC
Mental Help and Suicidal Thoughts in Children - help and advice from NSPCC
Model Safeguarding Policy version control document - list of changes made to Safeguarding Policy
Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage
MULTI AGENCY Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Tool
Nottingham City Council’s Multi–Agency Child Sexual Exploitation Procedural Flowchart 2016
Nottingham Safeguarding Board Letter, June 2017
NSPCC Safeguarding in the performing arts
Oral Health Toolkit
Practice Guidance - Multi Agency Meetings
Professionals Visiting Schools - Guidance from Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board
Reviewed Child-Safeguarding Policy Framework for Nottingham City November 2016
Safeguarding Compliance checklist
SnapMaps - Explanation of how to make children safe when using this app
Speak Out Stay Safe guidelines [contact , Area Coordinator (Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire NSPCC) if interested in having it delivered in school]
Special Guardianship Orders
Staying Safe online - information for parents and carers
Staying Safe online - information for young people
Suicide: Getting help if you are feeling suicidal - prevention advice from NHS
Suicide: Help is at Hand - information on support after someone may have died by suicide.
The Designated Teacher for Looked-after and Previously Looked-after Children: Statutory Guidance on their Roles and Responsibilities, February 2018
Working Together to Safeguard Children


Safeguarding Children

Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board ensures that agencies are protecting children from harm and safeguarding their well-being. Click here to visit the site.

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