Early Years DSL Forums
Each term we host a Safeguarding forum for DSLs from Early Years settings and childminders. The event is on line. The invitation and link to join is sent out from us via the AfC Early Years Team. Look out for the correspondence. Here are the dates for the 21-22 academic year:
For further information, email Lucy Macarthur at
If you have anything you want bringing to their attention, such as strategic themes to take forward, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know.
Local Area Designated Officer (LADO)
Phone: 020 8891 7370
Round Up Newsletters
Section 40 of the Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on Early Years providers to implement and comply with the EYFS welfare requirements. To read them follow this link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf
Peer Supervision Training
We are delighted to have won a DFE grant to develop and deliver peer supervision training to an appropriate member of every school and nursery/preschool team to equip them with the skills to deliver peer supervision to the DSL/DSL team. The role of the DSL is an emotionally challenging one and it is very important that our DSLs feel emotionally supported to enable them to carry out their work to the best of their ability. For more information please read the attached document
"Detailed Communication for Peer Supervision".