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Roles & Responsibilities of the DSL


Government guidance and Ofsted require that Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection are appropriately trained for this role.


Professionals who have specific child protection responsibilities and contribute to assessing, implementing and reviewing plans to meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. This includes those who attend strategy meetings and case conferences as part of their role.

Examine current legislation, policy and procedures.
Consider how to gather information, by talking to children, parents/cares and their families and other professionals.
Review how we assess risks and make judgements.
Recognise your own and other professional’s roles in effective multi-agency decision-making.
Identify the statutory and procedural context of decision-making in child protection.
Improve confidence in contributing to decision-making at all stages of the child protection process.
Consider how abuse can be prevented, children can be protected and supported though the school community and curriculum.


In order to comply with Kirklees DSL requirements, you must also complete 'Working Together' and 'Positive Contribution to Child Protection Conferences', in addition to this course. These are accessible via the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Booking Information

Free parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Tea & Coffee is offered from 08:30 and 12:30.
Lunch is not provided.


This course is for new school Designated Safeguarding Lead professionals.

27 Feb 2020 09:00 - 15:30

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School Safeguarding Officers
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Date and Time

27 Feb 2020 09:00 - 15:30


Hudawi Centre (TR / Training Room), Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6BG


Michelle Hodges
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