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Safeguarding

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.)

Local Authority Desigated Officer's (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.

Find information on how to contact Dudley Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

National Safeguarding Licence

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.

Dates:

  • 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.

Dates:

  • Thursday September 19th 2019
  • Tuesday October 8th 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

 

Safeguarding in Education Conference

The Safeguarding in Education Conference will take place on Tuesday 10th December 2019 - the agenda for the conference will follow

Safeguarding in Education Reference Group

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

  • Wednesday 9th October 2019 - Saltwells EDC
  • Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Saltwells EDC
  • Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Saltwells EDC

Section 157 / 175 Audit

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.

Information, useful links and resources

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

 Sexting 

 Risks of Sexting guide - NSPCC

Bullying

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Forced Marriage/Honour Based Violence (HBV) 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - Contact Nikki.Fernandes@dudley.gov.uk

 What is Child Sexual Explotation? - NSPCC 

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)