*NEW FOR NOVEMBER 2023*
*Featured Digital Resources*
DSL Discussion – Coercive Teenage Relationships
Lucie Welch has created another in the series of DSL Discussions resources, this time focussing on an issue which is part of child on child abuse and also potentially domestic abuse.
She has included information on how to start discussions with staff on the topic, some prompt questions to get staff thinking more deeply and also clarified what schools can do to support and educate.DOWNLOAD HERE
Leading Safeguarding Audit
It can be used by your DSL, DDSLs, SLT and governors/trustees to assess your answers to the following types of questions:
- Are you confident your safeguarding policy and procedures are fully understood and enacted by all adults in your setting?
- Do you know how effective your safeguarding practices really are?
- What are your safeguarding strengths and what areas could be improved further?
Please note, we also offer a Safeguarding Audit for settings who wish to pay for an independent expert to come in and assess your practice and provide a written report. Contact us to find out more.
Quick resources you can read in a minute.
Adultification: Marsha describes the origins of this, the gender-based and socio-economic biases and the consequences. She then tackles how we can safeguard against this phenomenon in our settings.
Affluent Neglect: This topic is something delegates on our DSL update course have been asking for more information about. Marsha talks about what it is and how it’s hard to spot. She explains what we should look out for and how to attempt to engage with parents about this issue.DOWNLOAD AFFLUENT NEGLECT ONE-MINUTE READ
Cyberflashing: Cyberflashing is sending a nude picture online to someone who did not consent to it. This resource will cover what it is, the laws around it and how we can support and empower young people.DOWNLOAD CYBERFLASHING ONE-MINUTE READ
Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia: In this resource, we will explore the definitions of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia, as well as their impact on safeguarding practice in schools.DOWNLOAD HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA ONE-MINUTE READ
We have picked a few hot topics and broken them down into suggestions of how you can tackle these in your setting under the following headings:
Raising the topic, Questions to discuss and What can you do?
The DSL Podcast
Please note that whilst all details were accurate at the time of recording, regular changes in national statutory guidance (in particular KCSIE) and local organisation mean that some references might be made to guidance and situations that have subsequently changed. The tone and ethos is still correct and very useful to those working in safeguarding.