On 13th July 2023, the Education Safeguarding Team held an end of year network event for Designated Safeguarding Leads at Cantium House.
I look forward to attending this event each year. You get to chat to the team, meet new people and share experiences. I always come away with new ideas and resources(Secondary DSL, July 2023).
We had 3 early years settings, 10 primary schools and 7 secondary schools in attendance. We were also lucky enough to have the LADO (Sima Hirani), Youth Engagement (PC Chris Hamilton) and the London Fire Brigade (Stephen Remell-Coleman) joining us for this event.
This is a great way of building relationships and sharing what is available to schools. I have come away with a list and have lots of visits planned for the new academic year(PC Chris Hamilton, July 2023).
We have a strong DSL Network in Sutton but working with safeguarding issues daily can be emotive. It is important to let our DSLs know how valued they are and to enforce that they are not alone. We are in this together.
For further support and information, please see the links below:
If you would like to be added to our Sutton DSL Whatsapp Group, please email email@example.com with a suitable mobile number.
DSL Buddy System
We also have a DSL Buddy System for peer support within Sutton. Please speak to your safeguarding teams to find out more.