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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.

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



Local Safeguarding Policies 


DSL Training Dates 

2.5 Day DSL Training - New in Post

A training package starts in September 2019 with a 2.5 day DSL training for new in post DSL's, being held at Saltwells EDC, Netherton. The course will be held over 2 full days and a half day and staff need to attend all three sessions in order to obtain their certification. Registration will be 15 minutes before commencement of the course.


  • Monday September 16th, Monday September 23rd and Monday September 30th 2019 (half day 9.00am - 12.30pm only)
  • Monday November 4th, Monday November 11th and Monday November 18th 2019 (half day 12.30pm - 4.00pm only)
  • Thursday January 16th, Thursday January 23rd and Thursday January 30th 2020 (half day 9.00am - 12.30pm only)
  • Wednesday March 4th, Wednesday March 11th and Wednesday March 18th 2020 (half day 9.00am - 12.30pm only)
  • Thursday July 2nd, Thursday July 9th and Thursday July 16th 2020 (half day 9.00am - 12.30pm only)


One Day DSL Refresher Training

The new one day course will be held at Saltwells EDC, Netherton starting in September 2019. The course will run from 9.00am - 3.30pm with registration at 8.45am.


  • Thursday September 19th 2019

  • Thursday November 21st 2019

  • Monday January 20th 2020

  • Monday March 9th 2020

  • Monday May 11th 2020

  • Wednesday July 8th 2020

DSL Forums 

Wednesday 10th July 2019:

  • Morning session 9.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Afternoon session 12.45pm - 3.45pm

Wednesday 16th October 2019:

  • Morning session 9.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Afternoon session 12.45pm - 3.45pm

Tuesday 11th February 2020:

  • Morning session 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Afternoon session 12.45pm - 3.45pm 

Wednesday 6th May 2020:

  • Morning session 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Afternoon session 12.45pm - 3.45pm

Please note: Places for the 2.5 Day DSL Course, the one day DSL Refresher Course and the DSL Forum are to be booked by emailing: EduSG.Training@dudley.gov.uk

For all Multi-Agency training via Dudley Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) please access the DSCB Booking System

Governor Training

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Board and Lead Safeguarding Governor. To be held at Saltwells EDC, Netherton.

  • Thursday 24th October 2019 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Tuesday 25th February 2020 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Places can be booked by emailing: govtraining.cs@dudley.gov.uk

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

Monday 10th June 2019 - Venue TBC

Wednesday 9th October 2019 - Venue TBC

Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Venue TBC

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Venue TBC


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.   

 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)




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

Rebecca Jessup

Safeguarding Lead Education