DSL Conference 2022

Keeping the Child at the Centre of Partnership Working

For education settings only 

9 May 2022 — This year’s Hampshire and Isle of Wight Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Conference will be held on 23 June 2022, from 9.15am to 3.30pm.  With the theme of partnership working, delegates will follow the  journey of two children’s lives to identify the different safeguarding concerns and ensure that our professional response is informed by understanding the child’s lived experience.

The conference will include learning from case reviews focusing on points of intervention in the children’s lives at different ages, which professionals from Hampshire and Isle of Wight partner agencies will link to operational contexts. By sharing the children’s story and agency interventions, professionals working within schools will be supported in reflecting upon the impact of partnership working on improving the outcomes for children.

Speakers from partnership agencies, including health, police, children’s services and education, will provide insights into how Safeguarding Leads can be empowered to work with other agencies to support an effective response.

Providing a delegate attends the whole day, this conference will satisfy the statutory refresher training for DSLs, as identified in KCSiE 2021.

Following the success of last year’s DSL conference, this year’s event will be held virtually on MS Teams Live.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The voice and lived experience of the child.
  • Understand the concept of significant harm and neglect as identified in the IOWSCP and the HSCP Neglect Strategy, and explore the practitioner tools available via the online Neglect Toolkit and consider how they can be used, in parallel with good record keeping, to make an effective referral and support single and multi-agency working.
  • Explore own attitudes and values related to neglect and identify what makes for good partnership when working with families in particular circumstances.
  • Be aware of themes emerging from local reviews and audits across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
  • Understand the importance of professional curiosity and challenge as part of a ‘healthy’ professional working relationship between multi-agency partners, using the escalation process to promote positive outcomes for children and families.

Cost for attendance: £25 per delegate. Please note that you will not be charged VAT as it is not applicable to this product.

Please click here to book your place.

This event is open to all DSLs across Hampshire and Isle of Wight early years settings, schools and colleges.