DSL Support Programme

Cost - Cost - £99+VAT for members, £149+VAT for non-members

This 12-hour course seeks to grow the confidence of  Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and their deputies, and to enable them to build on their Local Safeguarding Partnership initial DSL training. Participants will learn more about the knowledge and skills required and further explore the challenges of the role. Designed by experienced senior managers, the course seeks to address compliance with statutory guidance and to initiate the sharing of good practice and ideas on how to create an effective whole school/college safeguarding culture. It is also a good opportunity to create a rapport with a peer network of DSLs.


Flora Bandele will be the trainer for Cohort 1

Flora joined Safeguarding Network in 2021 as a Consultant providing advice & training for schools and colleges and also undertaking audits.  She previously worked as a Safeguarding Children Advisor to Education settings for a local authority. She has also worked as a teacher and Education Welfare Officer.

Geoff Howard will be the trainer for Cohort 2

Geoff joined Safeguarding Network in 2021 as a Consultant providing training and supervision across of a range of settings. He has experience as a Teaching Assistant, teacher, middle, senior and executive leader predominately working in SEND specific schools, generic, SEMH and Autism schools, academies and MATS. He has also represented education on the Local Safeguarding Partnership Board, along with Serious Case review and JTAI panels.

Aims and objectives:

Designated Safeguarding Leads will:

- review the expectations and challenges of the role

- recognise the importance of embedding a whole school/college safeguarding culture

- understand the importance of learner voice

- undertake reflective practice

- create a peer network and share good practice.

What you need to know to attend:

The course will be delivered over Zoom in 2-hour sessions, spread over 6 sessions throughout the 2022-23 academic year on the following dates:

Cohorts 1 & 2

Weds 13:00-15:00

  • 28/9/22
  • 16/11/22
  • 25/1/23
  • 8/3/23
  • 10/5/23
  • 21/6/23


Date Instructor Venue
28th Sep, 2022 - 13:00 Flora Bandele Book
28th Sep, 2022 - 13:00 Geoff Howard Book

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