Birmingham DSL Toolbox

Useful forms, templates, guidance and information when dealing with safeguarding issues:


Body map chronology form

DBS checks for visiting professionals

Demographic sheet for safeguarding file

Disclosures leading to police investigation - School and Beyond

Early Help

Education Training Plan Template

Emergency procedures when a child is not collected

Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) form

Managing incidents off school premises October 2018

Medicine in Schools February 2018

Notice of concern - incident form

Partnership working with the Children's Trust

Personal Alert Card

Professional Boundaries

School CP-SG Visitors info sheet

Safeguarding file chronology sheet

Safeguarding File Audit - Review

Safeguarding report to governors

Schools sharing good practice

Training resources for DSLs

Voice of the child

Additional tools to support you in delivering early help and safeguarding in your setting, grouped under the key topics from ‘Keeping children safe in education’: statutory guidance for schools and colleges.

The descriptors provide an example of what may be included within each topic.

You can also visit the ‘Learning for DSLs: Continuing Professional Development’ page for an overview of the subject area.

Abuse- including domestic abuse, faith abuse and relationship abuse

Bullying- including cyberbullying

Children and the courts- including witnesses in criminal courts

Children missing education, home or care - including adults missing strategy

Children with family members in prison 

Child Exploitation- including county lines, child sexual exploitation and trafficking

Drugs- including alcohol

‘Honour Based Violence’ (so called) - including female genital mutilation and forced marriage

Health and Wellbeing - including fabricated or induced illness, resilience, medical conditions, mental health and behaviour


Online safety - including sexting

Private fostering

Radicalisation - including prevent and educate against hate

Violence - including gangs and youth violence, violence against women and girls, sexual violence and sexual harassment

Other areas

The following information does not fit neatly under a single topic listed above.

Asylum and refugees

Peer on Peer

Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (Serious case reviews)

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