Main areas of responsibility
You should have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) whose role is to:
- Take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety and understanding the filtering and monitoring systems you have in place)
- Support staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties
- Liaise closely with children’s social care and other services
The DSL's main responsibilities are set out on pages 28 and 29 and in Annex C of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.
Your DSL should refer cases:
This is set out