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Safeguarding in Education

This webpage is designed to provide relevant safeguarding guidance, resources and support to Designated Safeguarding Leads, (DSLs) Head Teachers, Principals, and Governors within an education environment.

(Education settings include: Schools, Colleges, Alternative Provision, Faith Educational Settings/Schools, Independent & Free schools and Multi Academy Trusts.)

 Making a Referral into Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Making a Referral into Early Help (non statutory)

LADO - Managing Allegations (People working with children/young people in a Position of Trust) - Dudley LADO: Yvonne Nelson-Brown

The Local Authority Desigated Officer's role is to offer guidance and support when an allegation is made against any adult who comes into contact with children in either a paid or unpaid capacity.  The DSL/Proprietor/Employer/Governor MUST contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) within 1 (one) working day.

Link to the LADO Process flowchart for allegations/concerns against staff in a paid or voluntary position.

How to contact and refer into Dudley Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)  allegations@dudley.gcsx.gov.uk 



Local Safeguarding Policies 



    • Please note:   To book the following courses please use: EduSG.Training@dudley.gov.uk

    • 2 Day DSL training for Newly Appointed DSLs.  Venue: Saltwells 9am-3.30pm

      27th/28th November 2018.  1st/8th February 2019.  1st/2nd April 2019.  15th/16th July 2019.

    •  1 Day DSL Refresher training for experienced DSLs who have undertaken 2 Day DSL previously.  Venue: Saltwells 9am–3.30pm

      21st November 2018.  29th January 2019.  4th March 2019.  20th May 2019

    • Governor Safeguarding Training - to book please contact: Taniah.jones@dudley.gov.uk

    •  Thursday 15th November 2018 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

    •  Tuesday 19th March 2019 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm




DSL Forums @ Saltwells - Please book onto one of each of the sessions via EduSG.Training@dudley.gov.uk  

  • Monday 28th January 2019  -  Morning session 8.45am registration prompt start 9am - 12pm approx.  OR Afternoon session 12.30pm prompt start12.45pm finishing at approx. 3.45pm

  • Agenda - s175/s157 audit, Drugs and alcohol, Children Missing from Education.

  • Monday 8th April 2019- Morning session 8.45am registration prompt start 9am - 12pm approx.  OR Afternoon session 12.30pm prompt start12.45pm finishing at approx. 3.45pm

  • Agenda – Harmful Sexual Behaviour, sexual violence and harassment, Domestic abuse and impact on child, s175/s157 audit 

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019 – Morning session 8.45am registration prompt start 9am - 12pm approx.  OR Afternoon session 12.30pm prompt start12.45pm finishing at approx. 3.45pm

  • Agenda - TBA 


DSL Briefings @ Saltwells

Where we are delivering two sessions, you only book onto one, as the sessions are duplicates.  Please book onto briefings via EduSG.training@dudley.gov.uk 

Wednesday 24th October – Modern Slavery Briefing. Session: 9.30am - 10.30am

Wednesday 14th November - Modern Slavery Briefing. Session 1: 9.00-10.00am Session 2: 10.30am-11.30am

Monday 12th November - Sexual Violence and Harassment (child on child) - 9.30am-11.30am

Monday 3rd December - Disguised Compliance Briefing. Session 1: 9.00am–10.30am  Session 2: 11.00am–12.30pm

PREVENT Expo –Tuesday 4th December  all day 9.30am-3.30pm


Safeguarding in Education Reference Group (SERG) all 8.30am-11am approx.

Tuesday 16th October 2018 @ Summerhill School

Monday 14th January 2019 @ Woodsetton School

Friday 29th March 2019 @ Lutley Primary School

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 @ TBA


s175/s157 Schools/Colleges Safeguarding Audit

  • In relation to section 175/157 of Education Act 2002 Local Authorities require school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Audits will be commissioned by the DMBC bi-annually.  

    •   Thursday 10th January – Launch of s157/s175 Audit for 2018/19  - Virtual College will be delivering four briefing sessions this day to introduce you to the audit process, register and log on. 

    • It is essential a DSL from your setting books onto ONE of the following 4 x sessions - 9.00am-10.30am, 11.00am-12.30pm, 13.00-14.30 and 15.00-16.30. Book on via EduSG.training@dudley.gov.uk   

    • Link to Virtual College s175/s157 audit platform 2018/19 http://dudleyscb.vc-enable.co.uk 

 Templates & Safeguarding Resources


Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCR)

 Online Safety

Contact: Community Safety Team Katriona.Lafferty@dudley.gov.uk 

Contact: DFGL - Heather Jeavons hjeavons@dgfl.org

Guidance about the use of images visit Dudley's e-safety page




Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Forced Marriage/Honour Based Violence (HBV) 


Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - Contact Nicki.burrows@dudley.gov.uk


Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)


Sexuality & Gender


Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)


PREVENT, Extremism and Radicalisation    

PREVENT EDUCATION OFFICER  - MARK WILSON mark.wilson@dudley.gov.uk

PREVENT CO ORDINATOR - JOHN HODT john.hodt@dudley.gov.uk


 Private Fostering  

 Teenage Pregnancy


Useful links: (News, Guidance, Advice, Learning)




Disclaimer: The website is accurate as of 13 September 2018  

For further safeguarding information or to report a query within the safeguarding in education page, please contact:

Rebecca Jessup

Safeguarding Lead Education