The Designated Safeguarding Leads Network is a group of colleagues working in schools and academies in the local area.

Schedule of  meetings for 2017/18

All meetings are 8.45 am arrival and refreshments for a 9.00 am start. Invitation to the meeting will be sent by email with the agenda prior to each meeting.

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Conference), 9.00 am-3.15 pm; one delegate per Nottingham City School/Academy only (not for alternative providers/settings)
  • 6th February 2018, 9.00 am-1.00 pm; Venue: Notts County FC Conference Suite.
  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 9.00 am-1.00 pm; Venue: tba


Information from previous meetings

Date of Meeting Downloads
18th May 2017

Main Presentation 18 May 2017
Misogyny Information
NPS PIN Newsletter May 17
NPS PIN Notification Form (updated)
Action for Young Carers-School Development Programme

9th February 2017

Main Presentation 09 Feb 2017
Reflection Sheet 09 Feb 2017

13th October 2016

Main Presentation 13 Oct 2016
Reflection sheet 13 Oct 2016

6th May 2016

Main Presentation 06 May 2016

10th March 2016

Main Presentation 10 March 2016
Coercive Control Update

12th November 2015

Main Presentation 12 November 2015
PSHE Advisory Service Presentation
Safeguarding Presentation
Valentine Nkoyo’s Presentation


Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools -Next Day Notification (Project Encompass)

The next day notification to schools started on Monday 5th December. This is to inform the DSL (or named contact) that the day before a child has witnessed a Domestic Abuse incident which the police attended.

Nottingham City Next Day Notification Briefing for Schools and Academies 


Safeguarding Training 

Safeguarding Children in Education - Autumn 2017 Training Programme Booklet
Summary of Safeguarding Children in Education training courses available - Autumn 2017

For further information or to apply for any of the training courses detailed in the above Training Programme, please contact the Schools and Education Safeguarding Administrator: Email to

Forthcoming Useful Events


Useful Information

Abuse - Talking about abuse that happened in childhood: Leaflet; Safeguarding Board Letter, June 2017; Information on Allegations of historical child abuse in Nottinghamshire   
ADSL fact sheet  
Bullying and Cyber Bullying -  Keeping children safe.  We can all play a part in helping keep children safe from bullying and cyberbullying - whether it's happening at school, at home or online. (NSPCC website)  
Changes to the safeguarding document Schools and FE 2016 September   
Digital Parenting Magazine by Vodafone - Technology has many benefits but it also brings challenges, such as sexting and bullying.  Digital Parenting highlights the potential risks and gives expert advice.  
DSL Reflection Sheet  
FGM Fact Sheet from Home Office  
FGM A3 staffroom checklist  
FGM mandatory reporting flowchart  
FGM Summer 2017 letter to schools  
FMG post Summer 2017 letter to schools  
Green card – indicators of child abuse November 2016  
Indecent images of children: guidance for young people - GOV.UK Guidance  
Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings  
MARF Form  
Mental Help and Suicidal Thoughts in Children - help and advice from NSPCC  
Model Safeguarding Policy version control document - list of changes made to Safeguarding Policy  
MULTI AGENCY Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Tool  
Nottingham City Council’s Multi–Agency Child Sexual Exploitation Procedural Flowchart 2016  
Practice Guidance - Multi Agency Meetings  
Reviewed Child-Safeguarding Policy Framework for Nottingham City November 2016  
Safeguarding Compliance checklist  
SnapMaps - Explanation of how to make children safe when using this app  
Speak Out Stay Safe guidelines [contact , Area Coordinator (Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire NSPCC) if interested in having it delivered in school]  
Special Guardianship Orders  
Staying Safe online - information for parents and carers  
Staying Safe online - information for young people  
Suicide: Getting help if you are feeling suicidal - prevention advice from NHS  
Suicide: Help is at Hand - information on support after someone may have died by suicide.  


Safeguarding Children

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