Safeguarding: The Hidden Job Description


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We were joined by a panel of safeguarding professionals to address some of the important topics around safeguarding in education and the critical role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


  • the roles and responsibilities of the DSL
  • how that has changed in recent years
  • what needs to be done to professionalise the role and provide more effective support


Mike Glanville

Mike is Director of Safeguarding Services for One Team Logic. Former Assistant Chief Constable for Dorset Police responsible for child and adult safeguarding, and sat on the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board. Mike was a trained Child Protection Investigation Officer, responsible for managing and investigating serious child abuse cases.

Vikkey Chaffe

Vikkey is a former Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Founder of the Primary School Leaders Facebook page. Also, the Prevent Champion for Manchester and is the first in her area to create and deliver Child Sexual Exploitation lessons to Key Stage 2 pupils.

Luke Ramsden

Deputy Headmaster and Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead at St Benedict’s School, a Flagship School for MyConcern safeguarding software. Luke’s commitment and dedication to keeping children safe and his first-hand experience will be an excellent addition to our panel of experts.

Who are MyConcern?

Guided By A Team Of Experienced Safeguarding Consultants

MyConcern has been created by child protection professionals, relentless in their efforts to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe from harm. We are, first and foremost, a safeguarding company, and as such, protecting the most vulnerable people in society is at the heart of all we do.

Our team of specialist safeguarding consultants guide those involved with safeguarding, using experience and knowledge from their own backgrounds in education, health and social care and policing.

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