February DSL Resources

It is a busy month in the safeguarding calendar. This week is Children's Mental Health Week (lovely to see staff at one of our schools doing a Safeguarding Network quiz on Twitter last week) and Safer Internet Day on 11th February.

Our topic this month links with Safer Internet Day: cyberbullying. As usual we have a range of materials to support your setting below.

Our Safeguarding Insight this month reflects the many discussions around safeguarding supervision we are hearing.


This month's training supports staff training on cyberbullying. When logged in DSLs have access to:

  • a presentation and notes
  • a quiz and answers
  • a handout
  • scenarios for primary, secondary, SEND and care settings.

DSLs can also book staff on our new Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment online training on the Your School.

Finally, feel free to access our children's mental health materials during children's mental health week.

Your CPD

Keeping Children Safe in Education talks about the role of the DSL in advising and supporting staff in the role of school safeguarding 'expert', but the inspection guidance takes this further expecting those working directly with children whose safety and welfare is at risk receive supervision.

Our Safeguarding Insight this month looks in depth at the case for providing safeguarding supervision in schools, together with some of the features of effective supervision drawn from the research.

As always, we are happy to help with advice on this topic, or you may wish to contact us about our supervision in schools or supervision training courses around the country.

see our safeguarding supervision insight

Not a member...?

Every DSL has to ensure staff receive regular training and have not just read Keeping Children Safe in Education but can apply their knowledge. Each month Safeguarding Network provides you with the materials to support your staff's learning at a very low cost, a structured and comprehenisve approach to your safeguarding requirements.

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Planning ahead...

March's focus will be on sexual abuse ahead of Stop CSE Day on 18th March 2020.

Are you starting to think ahead towards Safeguarding training for September's INSET days? You're not alone! Do get in touch early to ensure trainer availability on the days you want.

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We're here to make sure you do an excellent job in your school. If you need advice on safeguarding guidance or cases, please don't hesitate to ask the DSL network on the forums, or get in touch with us.