Last reviewed on 19 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42427

You need to:

  • Appoint a senior member of staff from our leadership team to act as the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • Put arrangements in place so there's always appropriate cover for this role, including during out-of-hours or out-of-term activities.

The DSL and deputy DSL roles are explicit in the relevant individuals' job descriptions The DSL and any deputies have undergone child protection training, and this is updated every 2 years The DSL and any deputies have undergone Prevent awareness training The DSL has made links with the local safeguarding partner arrangements to ensure staff are aware of training opportunities and the latest local policies on local safeguarding arrangements The DSL or a deputy DSL is always available during school hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns The knowledge and skills of the DSL and any deputies are updated at regular intervals, but at least annually, to enable them to keep up with any developments