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

 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 good practice.
  • Supporting schools to undertake audit activity.

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

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

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

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

Information on DSL Networks.