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The designated safeguarding lead (DSL)

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Last updated on 9 October 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What is the role of the designated safeguarding lead? We outline the requirement to appoint a member of staff as the 'designated safeguarding lead', and refer to the latest DfE guidance on the responsibilities of the role. This person should be a senior member of staff.

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  1. 1 Schools must have a designated safeguarding lead
  2. 2 Responsibilities
  3. 3 Job descriptions

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