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Understanding the lived experience of the child


As more pupils return to school there is likely to be an increase on the time of DSLs as safeguarding concerns arise. This 2-hour session has been devised following feedback from DSLs and senior staff about the need for additional training for some staff to support the work of DSLs by successfully gain the views, wishes and feelings of children and young people.


This training is designed for pastoral workers and other support staff who may be required to support the work of trained DSLs. It will help give these staff an understanding of why gaining the views of pupils is so important and the tools and strategies that could be used to undertake sessions with children.

The training does not replace DSL training and attendance does not mean that a member of staff is now a trained DSL.


By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Have explored what is meant by ‘pupil voice’;
  • Understand which tools can be used to gather ‘pupil voice’;
  • Have built confidence in using these tools in order to support the work of DSLs;
  • Understand the importance of recording and reporting concerns.

Booking Information

There will be an opportunity for discussion and to ask questions throughout.

This training session will take place via Microsoft Teams; however, you do not need to have this application on your lap-top. If you do not, then the training will open in an internet browser.


Pastoral workers, support staff

01 Jul 2020 13:30 - 15:30

Closing date: 30/06/2020
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Safeguarding Training, Audit and Advice - Education Quality Assurance & Intervention Service
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Date and Time

01 Jul 2020 13:30 - 15:30


TEAMS meeting


Rebecca Bentley
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