Advanced Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL) are experienced DSLs who can offer peer support to individuals and schools.

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 The Advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead role includes:

  • Supporting newly appointed DSLs during induction
  • Offering advice and guidance on policy and procedure
  • Supporting a cluster of school DSLs
  • Supporting the function of the DSL Network including planning, delivery and feedback
  • Acting as a forum for communication and consultation in particular between schools and the NCSCB but also with other partnership bodies
  • Cascading training and learning
  • Developing and sharing evidence based on good practice
  • Supporting schools to undertake audit activity

This role is supportive and will not include anything which undermines clear leadership and governance of organisations.

If you would like support from an ADSL to download the referral form and return to:

The ADSL Leaflet has further information and a list of current ADSL.

If you are interested in becoming an ADSL or want to find out more, see the ADSL fact sheet.

Information on DSL Networks.