Alongside his wife and family, Dave has had years of experience in adoption and fostering children at risk through the Local Authority. Dave has also always led as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in the last four organisations he has worked at - from one with just 50+ (in a Training/OFSTED regulated context) to one with 1000 staff (in a Housing Association/regulated context).
Dave's Safeguarding experience ranges from the development of Policy & Procedure through to a comprehensive 'strategic 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 health check 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 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 today to discuss your specific Safeguarding requirements
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