NADSL - National Association of Designated Safeguarding Leads

The National Association of Designated Safeguarding Leads is the only independent, multi-disciplinary association for safeguarding leads in the UK.

Founding member logoNADSL recognises the crucial work of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and other Designated Safeguarding Officer roles and brings together, in one place, all that is needed to increase specialist knowledge, develop new skills, share good practice, receive support and broaden experience.

NADSL aims to support staff in safeguarding roles by providing access to information, advice, training and CPD.

The NADSL vision is one of Safeguarding Together to create an environment of opportunity, enhanced wellbeing and learning.

Caterham High School's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Casey, is a founding member of the National Association of Designated Safeguarding Leads.

In order to achieve this vision the NADSL intends to: 

  1. Enable and facilitate the growth of professional connections.

  2. Provide access to quality information and resources

  3. Contribute to the continuous improvement of Safeguarding practice

  4. Encourage the evaluation of Safeguarding practices and contribute to research

  5. To raise awareness of the role of the safeguarding lead and its value in our communities

  6. Challenge discrimination and inequality

  7. Provide focus for areas of concern and good practice