Supervision of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools
This programme of randomised trials aims to establish whether providing a social worker to supervise Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in schools affects the quality of referrals to social services . The first trial (completed) focused on primary schools in Bolton (see protocol). Subsequent (ongoing) trials extend this to secondary schools in Greater Manchester (protocol) and to primary schools in 10 local authorities across England.
Stokes, L., Manzoni, C., Runge, J., Xu, L. and Dorsett, R. (2019) Safeguarding the safeguards – A case for more support in schools, NIESR blog
Stokes, L., Dorsett, R., Manzoni, C., Runge, J. and Xu, L. (2021) Supervision of Designated Safeguarding Leads in Primary Schools in Bolton What Works for Children’s Social Care report
What Works for Children’s Social Care