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.

These networks are free to all Nottingham City Education Professionals requiring safeguarding training in their role.

All networks are booked via Eventbrite. The booking links are detailed below.  If you require more information, please contact Business Support, at the following address:

A booking must be made at least 48 hours in advance, in order to secure a place at each network. 

Until further notice all DSL meetings will take place via Microsoft Team. The meeting room will open 30 minutes before the event start. Please ensure you’re logged in several minutes before the event start time.

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.

Upcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Tuesday 17th October 2023 

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:


For the ADSL page click here.