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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 and Governors within an education environment.


National Guidance   


Local Guidance




Templates & Safeguarding Resources


Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCR)


Online Safety

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) 


PREVENT and Radicalisation


Making a Referral into Single Point of Access (SPA) & Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Please follow the link to access the DSCB Multi Agency Referral Form via the Report It page.

LADO - Managing Allegations (people working with chidren/young people in a Position of Trust)

The Local Authority Desigated Officer's role is to offer gudiance 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)

Dudley's LADO: Yvonne Nelson-Brown allegations@dudley.gcsx.gov.uk 



DSL Forum @ Saltwells Education Centre 2017/18

(please note: all speakers powerpoint presentations and key information will be sent electronically to DSLs after each Forum.)

  • Tuesday 10th October  2017

  • Monday 12th February 2018

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

  • Wednesday 26th September 2018

Safeguarding Education Reference Group

  • Wednesday 8th November 2017 @ Hillcrest School

  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018 @ Netherton CofE Primary

  • Wednesday 25th April 2018 @ Summerhill 

  • Thursday 13th September 2018 @ Earls High


**SAFEGUARDING IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2017** - New date TBA in February 2018.



Please note: admin assistant for booking onto schools safeguarding training is Rebecca Croft rebecca.croft@dudley.gov.uk 01384 813777

To book online the following courses please use: EduSG.training@dudley.gov.uk

  • What to do if? - for training up to the end of July 2018

  • Safeguarding in Education - formally known as 'Intermediate'

  • One Day DSL Refresher Training

  • Two Day DSL Training (for Newly Appointed DSLs)

 Intermediate and What to do if? safeguarding training sessions will continue to be delivered at Saltwells (for staff new in Education)

Intermediate and What to do if? Training - Dates for 2018

 Intermediate - 10th January 2018 

Intermediate  - 14th February 2018

What to Do if?  - 5th March 2018

Safeguarding in Education Training (formally Intermediate) - 9th May 2018

What to Do if ? - 7th June 2018

Safeguarding in Education Training (formally Intermediate)  - 9th July 2018


DSL Newly Appointed Training - Dates for 2018

  • 29th/30th January 2018 (Old Programme)

  • 10th/11th May  2018 (New Programme)

  • 19th/20th September 2018

  • 27th/28th November 2018


DSL Refresher Training - Dates for 2018 

  • 19th January 2018 (Old Programme)

  • 1st May 2018 (Launch New Programme)

  • 15th June 2018

  • 27th September 2018

  • 21st November  2018


 To access DSCB Safeguarding Training Information:  click the training page

Dudley Children's Safeguarding Board (DSCB) offer are variety of safeguarding training which include the following topics: CSE, Learning from Serious Case Reviews, Domestic Violence, Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding Children in a Digital World and Young People in Abusive Relationships.  To book onto training click the 'training page' hyperlink above.


s175/s157 Schools/College 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 Local Authority annually.  Details for planned s175/s157 in 2018/2019 - to follow.


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


Disclaimer: The website is accurate as of 15 January 2018  

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

Rebecca Jessup

Safeguarding Lead Education


Mobile: 07973 914583

01384 816822