DSL Support Programme

Cost - £149+VAT for members, £199+VAT for non-members - Book 5 places and get your 6th free!

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

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.

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 2023-24 academic year on the following dates:  Please note these session are not recorded, if sessions are missed you will have access to the slides presented after its been delivered.

Course Beginning 19th September 2023:

Tuesday 16:30-18:30

  • 19/09/23
  • 10/10/23
  • 14/11/23
  • 23/01/24
  • 20/02/24
  • 19/03/24

Course Beginning 11th October 2023:

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

  • 11/10/23
  • 08/11/23
  • 06/12/23
  • 10/01/24
  • 07/02/24
  • 24/04/24

Course Beginning 25th January 2024:

Thursday 16:30-18:30

  • 25/01/24
  • 15/02/24
  • 14/03/24
  • 18/04/24
  • 16/05/24
  • 13/06/24


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