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

Schedule of meetings for 2018 to 2019

All meetings are 8.45 am arrival and refreshments for a 9.00 am start. The dates for 2018/19 are:

Wednesday 10th October 2018
Tuesday 12th February 2019
Tuesday 21st May 2019

Please note reservations for will be available here 3 weeks prior to each meeting. All delegates must register for the event in advance. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Attendance at two DSL meetings out of three can be certificated as evidence of Safeguarding Policy Update training. Please make sure you sign in at each event. The certificate can be obtained by emailing with the dates of the meetings you attended.

Information from previous meetings

Date of Meeting Downloads
10th October 2018

Reflection Sheet
Main Presentation
FGM Slides
Equation Presentation
15 Day RR process map  

22nd May 2018

Main Presentation
ACES Presentation
Reflection Sheet
Schools Safeguarding Self-Evaluation
Self Evaluation Completion Notes 
DSL Local Clusters May 2018 

6th February 2018

Main Presentation 6th February 2018
IMARA infographics - Grounding yourself and How trauma can affect your window of tolerance
IMARA - Tell children that their brains are like a house
IMARA Presentation
Reflection Sheet

18th October 2017

DSL National and Local Update
Preventing Domestic Abuse and Reducing the Harm it Causes
NSPCC Schools Service Presentation
Safer Sleeping - Guidance for practitioners 
ACDS - A country that works for all children
Andrew Hall - Specialist Safeguarding Consultant

18th May 2017

Main Presentation 18 May 2017
Misogyny Information
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

DSL Resources

Useful resources for DSLs are now available to download via the DSL resources page.

Please be advised that the Safeguarding in Education Team is currently working on the updated Nottingham City Child Protection Policy Template to reflect the changes in KCSIE 2018. Once this has been finalised it will be published for all schools to use on the DSL Webpage.

Safeguarding Training Programme 

Safeguarding in Education Courses 2018/19

Please use the link above to view and book any of the training courses. If you have any trouble securing your reservation, or require more information, please email us and somebody in the team will be happy to assist you: 

Safeguarding Concerns

Please use the following email addresses to send over your concerns, including sending MARF’S:

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

The next day notification to schools started on Monday 5th December 2017. 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 Children

Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board ensures that agencies are protecting children from harm and safeguarding their well-being. Visit the Children Board site here.

To sign up for the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board newsletter, please use this link here.  When you have entered your email address and clicked on 'Submit', scroll through the list of updates and check the ones you want to receive.


For the ADSL page, click here.