Participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Leader. The DSL, which can be referred to by many other names, is the operational lead for Child Protection in a school. This role requires specific training, resources, and responsibilities to be successful.Participants will delve into the job description for a DSL, discuss best practices, and talk about key consideration for the role.Participants will receive handouts and participate in case studies.
Understanding the difference between strategic and operational safeguarding
Understanding the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Understand the resources needed for an effective DSL
Special Guest Matt Harris, Ed.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Childsafeguarding.com
Dr. Harris’ experience and expertise lie at the nexus of technology, schools, and the global education landscape. ChildSafeguarding.com is an elearning company that offers child abuse prevention education to support staff and parent volunteers in all schools around the world. Previously, Dr. Harris worked as an educational leader and teacher in schools and universities in North America and Asia. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Dr. Harris is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, Google Certified Innovator, and Common Sense Education Ambassador.
Host Kevin Lloyd, Co-Founder of Together School Ltd and Director of The School Collaborative
Kevin has working with International Schools for the past 6 years. He is a co-founder of The School Collaborative, the hosts of this webinar and of Together School, a company focused on improving international school’s safety and security as well as engaging the school’s community. Together School brings systems, processes and people at a school all together in one App providing relevant and critical information to the right person at the right time.
Prior to working with International Schools, Kevin has had a career in Enterprise Communications developing products and solutions with Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Siemens Enterprise Communications. Kevin was responsible for the development of the Nokia 9000il Communicator, one of the world's first smartphones.