Safeguarding in schools and education settings - EduLincs


We offer a range of services including:

Designated safeguarding leads updates

  • updates on changes to safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • information from services that support safeguarding
  • opportunity to ask questions and learn about good practice from other designated safeguarding leads
  • three per year

Drop-ins for designated safeguarding leads

  • an opportunity to bring safeguarding scenarios forward for advice or discussion with other safeguarding leads
  • some drop-ins may include a focused input session which will be advertised via Safeguarding News on Perspective Lite just prior to the session date
  • six per year

Safeguarding awareness training package with train-the-trainer session

  • safeguarding training ready to be delivered by designated safeguarding leads
  • includes presentation, training notes, delegate booklet, case studies
  • updated to include legislation and guidance changes and findings from serious case reviews
  • train-the-trainer sessions available to new trainers, or those who would like a refresher

Safeguarding in schools and education settings self-assessment audit with training

  • an audit tool with built-in action plan allowing you to record and monitor safeguarding within your setting
  • the safeguarding self-assessment audit supports schools to comply with their duty under Section 175 and Section 157
  • training sessions available if required
  • ongoing support from Phew! and the safeguarding in schools team
  • annual notifications of changes to audit due to legislation and delivery amendments
  • this audit is acknowledged by Ofsted as an example of innovative practice
  • can be used as evidence of safeguarding compliance as requested by the LSCP

Safeguarding additional training

  • safeguarding essentials for governors and trustees – to ensure that governors and trustees are aware of their accountability for the strategic overview of safeguarding in a school, delivered twice a year
  • making sense of the single central record, DBS and other checks – particularly useful for staff who have the day to day management of the SCR. Senior staff and governors may benefit from attending – delivered once a year
  • the role of the designated safeguarding lead – incorporating key safeguarding essentials for new HT's and DSL's who must attend at induction and every two years thereafter. Delivered three times per year
  • starting in Lincolnshire as a DSL- designed for those that are entirely new to the role of DSL, DDSL or are new to either of these roles in Lincolnshire. The course provides an overview and introduction to some of the processes, key websites and resources that are utilised in Lincolnshire. There is the opportunity to ask questions and meet other professionals. Delivered six times per year at the start of each term

Safeguarding advice and guidance

  • advice to schools on safeguarding policy and practice via phone or email

We also offer a moderation of a school's safeguarding audit (additional cost). This includes:

  • review of the school's safeguarding self-assessment audit and supporting evidence
  • school visit to review safeguarding practice
  • regular virtual drop-in sessions to ask specific questions in a safe supportive environment
  • final report of findings
  • through research, training and conferences we keep our knowledge updated
  • we help schools to show how safeguarding works within their setting
  • enable you to demonstrate that you are meeting your statutory responsibilities
  • we provide a network for designated safeguarding leads in the county
  • £280 for all of the above
  • safeguarding audit moderation £450
  • information gained will be shared with the wider safeguarding team and applied in general practice to ensure the skills we have are relevant and current to the cohort of pupils (special needs school)
  • always find the question and answer sessions useful at the end of the information session (maintained primary school)
  • good to hear updates for keeping children safe in education. Having the chance to listen and ask questions. Learning from others is good (academy - nursery school)
  • excellent updates and links to resources (secondary academy)
  • always useful updates in all areas. Will include important information at regular staff meetings (independent primary)