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

The NCSCP coordinate a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) network whereby all designated safeguarding professionals from across the city’s educational settings are invited to attend and participate in a conference type event focusing on safeguarding priorities and emerging trends across the city.

The events have been exceptionally well attended by a wealth of professionals in the educational sector and are an opportunity to network, share knowledge and key priority updates as well as continuing to promote working together as a collective body, holistically to improve safeguarding practices and processes for our children, young people and their families.

The Training Programme is delivered by Advanced Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSLs) from Nottingham City and The Schools and Education Safeguarding Coordinator.

These networks are free to all Nottingham City Education Professionals requiring safeguarding training in their role.

All networks are booked via Eventbrite. The booking links are detailed below.  If you require more information, please contact Rhiannon Matravers, Business Support, at the following address: 


Schedule of meetings for 2021 to 2022

Until further notice all DSL meetings will take place via Microsoft Team. The meeting room will open 30 minutes before the event start. Please ensure you’re logged in several minutes before the event start time.

Attendance at two DSL meetings out of three can be certificated as evidence of Safeguarding training. It is important that delegates stay for the full duration of the networks in order to be eligible for a certificate. Certificates will be emailed out after the May network.

Next meeting

Wednesday 6th October 2021, 9:30 – 12:00


Please find below the power point material shared at the recent network for all professionals to disseminate within their setting. Please note that there is an action on slide 41 requiring you to contact DART and update them of your lead DSL contact information. We have also collated all ideas, themes and notes from the breakout activity where Peer on peer topic was discussed in some more detail.

DSL PowerPoint slides

Breakout Activity Overview


Future meetings

Wednesday 9th February 2022

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Wednesday 18th May 2022

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DSL Resources

Useful resources for DSLs including content discussed in previous networks are available to download via the DSL resources page.


Safeguarding Training Programme 

Safeguarding in Education Programme 2021/22


Safeguarding Concerns

Please use the following email addresses to send over your concerns, including sending MARFs:  



For the ADSL page click here.