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 26th May 2021



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
26 May 2021 

DSL Network May 26th 2021 Presentation (.ppt)

DV toolkit

Family Support Pathway

TFS / Way2Work Flyers

Way2Work Referral Form

10th February 2021


Agenda and link to access meeting 

14th October 2020


Agenda and link to access the meeting 

Reflection sheet

Neglect Toolkit

Neglect Guidance

Neglect FAQ's

DSL Presentation

Mentors in Violence presentation

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

The Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership (NCSCP) provides the safeguarding arrangements under which the safeguarding partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services, identify and respond to the needs of children in Nottingham City, commission and publish local child safeguarding practice reviews and provide scrutiny to ensure the effectiveness of the arrangements. For more information, please click here.  


For the ADSL page, click here.