Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Apr 3, 2018 by

Darul Uloom London Published: 3 April 2018
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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Darul Uloom London is currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Designated Safeguarding Lead to be part of a hard working team. The role will commence ASAP.

The main duties are the following:


Policy and procedure:

  • Act as a champion of the school's safeguarding policy and procedures by ensuring all staff have access to and understand them
  • Induct new members of staff with regard to the school and BSCB safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Ensure the school safeguarding policy is updated and reviewed annually
  • Ensure parents see or/and is easily available copies of the safeguarding policy
  • Ensure the Safeguarding policy is displayed publically on the school website and is available to all parents/carers.
  • Ensure that the Single Central Records (SCR) is kept up to date.
  • Register for alerts from Bromley Safeguarding Children's Board (BSCB)

Reporting concerns:

  • Recognise how to identify signs of abuse and when to make a referral
  • Respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns relating to the well-being of a child
  • Refer allegations or cases of suspected abuse to the relevant investigating agencies, ensuring they have access to the most relevant up to date information
  • Liaise with the BoT with safeguarding responsibilities
  • Ensure that relevant, detailed and accurate written records of referrals/concerns are kept and that these are stored securely
  • When pupils move school, ensure their safeguarding file is sent to the new
    establishment immediately and securely
  • Refer cases to the Channel programme where there is a radicalisation concern as required
  • Support staff who make referrals to the Channel programme

Multi Agency working:

  • Ensure that pupils who are victims of abuse are supported appropriately and sensitively and that all actions from planning and intervention meetings are carried out and monitored
  • Attend and contribute effectively to Child In Need meetings, Child Protection conferences, planning and review meetings; including those taking place out of normal working hours.
  • Liaise and coordinate with colleagues and outside organisations to provide Early help as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child or young person's life working with the Early Help Strategic Partnerships and referring to the Early Help Allocation groups where necessary. Acting as Lead Professional as appropriate
  • Ensure that actions resulting from meetings are SMART and that they are carried out in a co-ordinated way; making the difference which was anticipated


  • Ensure all staff have safeguarding induction within their first 7 days and receive frequent updates so that they are able to recognise and report any concerns immediately
  • Attend relevant training every 2 years and an annual basis attend forums/roadshows to reinforce and enhance Safeguarding knowledge and practice
  • Represent the school at Designated Lead forums and disseminate the information to colleagues
  • Ensure all staff receives appropriate safeguarding training at least every 3 years.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Liaise with Deputy Safeguarding Leads to share best practice
  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise within the school
  • Have a working knowledge of how the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board operates
  • Ensure that staff members are following up to date procedures in line with
    National and Local expectations and receive regular updates
  • Act with integrity; maintaining confidentiality at all times
    General Duties:
  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be
    reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of
    responsibility of this job.

The successful candidate will be:



  • A successful and inspirational individual with experience.
  • A well-qualified practitioner.
  • The candidate will have to be able to speak one of the following languages: Arabic, Urdu or Bengali
  • Able to motivate and enthuse students by a commitment
  • Committed to the school faith ethos.
  • Committed to enabling students to develop their potential.


We are looking for someone qualified and/or highly experience in the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead to fill this Permanent position.

For more information please don't hesitate to contact us or if you would like to apply for this post please send your CV to



“Darul Uloom London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All potential candidates will have to obtain an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check as well as all other required vetting checks”


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