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

Schedule of meetings for 2020 to 2021

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Wednesday 10th February 2021 (TBC)

Wednesday 26th May 2021 (TBC)


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
 19th May 2020


11th February 2020

Main Presentation
Vulnerability Factors

 16th October 2019

Regional Cyber Crime Unit:
Prepare, Prevent & Protect

Understanding Cyber Crime Presentation
National and Local Update
Reflection Sheet

21st May 2019

Main Presentation
Training Documents (zip folder)
Kooth Posters (zip folder)
Reflection Sheet
Early Police Alert to Schools (form)
EPAS Presentation


12th February 2019

Main Presentation
CGL Jigsaw DSL presentation secondary
Reflection Sheet
Table Discussion Feedback

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 

DSL Resources

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


Safeguarding Training Programme 

Safeguarding in Education Courses 2019/20

Nottingham City Schools Safeguarding Training – Autumn term dates

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: 

Additional information is available in the course brochure.

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.

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.