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Safeguarding Compliance for DSLs, Senior Teams & Governors

Expert Led Guided Overview

This interactive webinar-masterclass is an expert-led guided overview into two key areas of concern for DSLs, Heads and Safeguarding Governors:


  • Understanding the key safeguarding compliance issues and considerations regularly presenting for DSLs and Heads in relation to the latest statutory guidance documents.

  • Understanding how to clearly develop and evidence an effective whole school approach to safeguarding, as well as other areas including Online Safety and Preventing Child-on-Child Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

Programme outline

This masterclass will provide a comprehensive understanding of all the key developments in the latest statutory and non-statutory guidance documents, from a safeguarding perspective and how they relate to safeguarding provision in schools.


These include:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

  • ‘Behaviour in Schools’

  • ‘Searching, Screening and Confiscation’

  • ‘Working Together to Improve School Attendance’

  • ‘Suspension and Permanent Exclusion - 2023’

  • ‘The Safer Recruitment Consortium’s ‘Safer Working Practices’

  • The 2023 Ofsted & ISI Inspection handbooks


Drawing on his experience from hundreds of school reviews and safeguarding audits, as well as his work as a local authority safeguarding champion, Oliver has been able to select the key aspects that Safeguarding Leads, Heads and Governors will want to ensure are inplace, so that they are fully compliant, in policy and practise.There will be a particular emphasis on understanding and evidencing what an effective whole school approach looks like, with particular emphasis on each of the key areas that the DfE requires schools to be able to evidence a whole school approach in.


These include:

  • Safeguarding

  • Online Safety

  • Preventing Child-on-Child Abuse including Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing


The masterclass has been designed to be comprehensive, accessible, and empowering. Youwill have a clear understanding of issues, whole school approaches, and compliance.

Key learning objectives

This Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the key safeguarding issues within documents relating to safeguarding provision within schools

  • Understand the key safeguarding and compliance issues that regularly present as problems in inspections.

  • Understand how to evidence compliance and show effective action in practice to deliver the most comprehensive safeguarding provision for your school.

  • Clarify and understand exactly what an effective a whole school approach would  look like in your setting.

  • Ensure safeguarding governance in your education setting is effective.

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