Communications & DSL Networks


Safeguarding DSL Networks have been established in Slough, one for the primary and early years and one for the secondary and post 1 group.
The Networks aims to provide a networking forum for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) to obtain information, share good practice and make links with colleagues in other schools and understand the safeguarding arrangements locally.  The Networks will also support effective multi agency working, have a shared vision of the safeguarding partnership arrangements within Slough schools.
Since September 2019, participation in the Networks is open on a subscription offer to all education provision in Slough including maintained, community, voluntary aided, free, academy, faith and independent schools. Please see the flyer attached for more details and revised ToR.
All maintained schools receive these networks as part of their support offer from SBC.

DSL Network Dates for 2022-23



Primary Network

Venue | Virtual meeting until further notice

Timings | 10:00 - 12:00

Secondary Network

Venue | Virtual meeting until further notice

Timings | 16:00 - 17:30

21/09/2022 22/09/2022
11/01/2023 12/01/2023
19/04/2023 20/04/2023


Inspecting in Safeguarding Seminar (10/12/2019)

This briefing provides schools with an overview of how Ofsted inspectors might inspect safeguarding arrangements in Schools and what evidence they may consider during the inspection.

The 12 Key Reasons Safeguarding was Judged 'Not Effective' 

In 2019-2020, 59 schools were considered ineffective in safeguarding children due to the following 12 factors. An interesting read that focuses on the management of records, tracking concerns, leadership, and governance, as well as risk assessment.

Safeguarding Newsletters

Newsletters are published termly with information and links to resources, sources of support, guidance, updates about changes in guidance, legislation, consultations, safeguarding related projects and staff training/CPD.

The Safeguarding newsletter is jointly developed with the Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) which includes an education supplement.
During COVID, the newsletters have been more frequent to support DSL’s with the continuous changes and challenges of the new way of working.

To receive these bulletins or to share any best practice news items, please contact Jatinder Matharu on 07714 858213 or email

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