Advanced DSL Forum

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

Facilitated by our experienced safeguarding consultants, these half-termly sessions will support you as Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and deputies in looking at how to use your existing safeguarding knowledge to build or further enhance your setting's safeguarding culture. You will be able to network with DSLs and deputies from a range of settings all over the country and beyond to explore the challenges of the role and share good practice. We will look at areas such as: how to effect positive change whilst taking your staff group with you, underlying issues that may be present for staff (e.g. bias that may come into their decision making) and barriers for children and young people. We will highlight topical safeguarding & child protection matters and explore potential impacts of changes in legislation, procedures and practice.


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 and their deputies will

  • review the expectations and challenges of the role
  • share good practice
  • take an in-depth look at key topics
  • keep up to date with and explore the impacts of safeguarding developments and changes in legislation

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

  • 22/9/22
  • 10/11/22
  • 2/2/23
  • 16/3/23
  • 27/4/23
  • 15/6/23


Date Instructor Venue
22nd Sep, 2022 - 13:00 Flora Bandele Book
22nd Sep, 2022 - 13:00 Geoff Howard Book

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