Alongside his wife and family, Dave has had years of experience in fostering children through the Local Authority and has also regularly taken the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in a range of organisations - from one with 1000 staff (Housing Association/regulated context) to one with just 50+ (Training/OFSTED regulated context).
Dave's Safeguarding experience ranges from the development of Policy & Procedure through to a comprehensive 'toolkit' to manage organisational Safeguarding issues.
Mindgap can help your organisation with Safeguarding issues through 3 principle approaches:
Safeguarding Audits: Using our own Mindgap bespoke toolkit (based on the Section 11 Local Authority Safeguarding audit), Mindgap can spend time in and on your business using a systematic approach to check the health of your organisation's safeguarding policies, procedures and practices. This will include both a desktop review (of paperwork and case management) and interviewing staff and your DSL (on the management of cases). Actions and recommendations will result from the audit.
Support for DSLs: Using Mindgap's coaching approach, we can provide support and guidance or even professional supervision to your DSL - providing an 'outside in' perspective to ensure an independent view. This support can be ad hoc or on a regular basis. One of our specialisms is internal mini serious case reviews post issues arising at your organisation.
Training: We deliver basic and intermediate Safeguarding training to your teams. This training can be both generic or covering areas such as online safety etc
Contact us to discuss your specific Safeguarding requirements
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