Module Two provides a deeper dive on the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Starting with a key piece of statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 (KCSiE 2019). This document will help to gain a true understanding of the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and provides an understanding of exactly what is necessary to fulfill the DSL role effectively.

Now let’s take a look at KCSIE 2019 and the Role of the DSL. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through key areas of information contained on each the slides:

What About Deputy DSL’s

The image below contains expectations of the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Select each of the hotspots to learn more:

DSL Expectations: Training

Record Keeping

Record Keeping: Best Practice

Have you got easily accessible contact details for family and professionals for all safeguarding cases? Let’s avoid trawling emails to find the telephone number of a social worker or the name of their manager. Set everything up at the outset and don’t leave the basics until you have to submit evidence or possibly be called for information as part of a serious case review. Have a template ready with the following information:

The Governing Body

Another key expectation of the DSL is to work closely, when appropriate, with the governing body. Check out these slides for a more detailed description.

Transferring a Child’s File

Module Two: Knowledge Test