Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Network

The NCSCP coordinate a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) network whereby all designated safeguarding professionals from across the city’s educational settings are invited to attend and participate in a conference type event focusing on safeguarding priorities and emerging trends across the city.

The events have been exceptionally well attended by a wealth of professionals in the educational sector and are an opportunity to network, share knowledge and key priority updates as well as continuing to promote working together as a collective body, holistically to improve safeguarding practices and processes for our children, young people and their families.

There are three DSL Networks that take place across the academic year (one per term) and attendance is strictly by pre booking only. The booking links will be removed two weeks before each network so please ensure you book in advance.

Please note: all booking links for this academic year can be found below.

If you have any difficulties making a course booking, please email

Attendance at two DSL meetings out of three can be certificated as evidence of safeguarding training. It is important that delegates stay for the full duration of the networks in order to be eligible for a certificate. Certificates will be emailed out after each network and for those professionals that have attended two or more networks, a DSL Update certificate will be sent in the summer term.

DSL Networks 2024- 2025

Tuesday 15th October 2024, 09.30am-12pm

Tuesday 11th February 2025, 9.30am-12pm

Tuesday 20th May 2025, 09.30am-12pm

DSL Network Content and Resources

Useful resources for DSLs including content discussed in previous networks are available to download via the DSL resources page.

Safeguarding Concerns

Please use the following email address to send over your concerns, including sending MARFs: