Welcome To DLS Safeguarding Solutions
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. DLS Safeguarding and Wellbeing Solutions Limited was formed in 2011 and is the culmination of over 30 years experience gained in education, training, consultancy, Social Care practice and the criminal justice system. We provide a range of creative safeguarding services and solutions. These include training, advice, refreshing or developing policies and procedures, supervision for Social Care and education staff, plus conference speaking Our services are appropriate for those working with children, young people, adults, at risk, parents and carers in a small voluntary group, large organisation or schools. We are happy to lead assemblies, attend staff/team meetings, contribute to CPD/inset days and support parents. We work locally, nationally and where required, internationally.
What We Do
Safeguarding has many angles and perspectives. With that in mind, we offer a variety of courses designed to develop thinking, inform and improve practice.
Safeguarding adults’ at risk can be complex. Therefore relevant and realistic training solutions can really support client safety, staff development and workplace functioning.
Having a policy and procedure in place and knowing what legal requirements you have to fulfil is important. Let our consultancy service offer you support, advice and guidance, allowing you to relax, be ready for inspection and remain compliant.
New Service – Mental Health First Aid Training
- Spot the early signs of mental health issues
- Feel Confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue
- Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm, to themselves or others
- Help stop mental health getting worse
- Promote recovery of good mental health
- Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help
- Understand the stigma that exists around mental health
Be a forward thinking organisation that puts your staff at the heart of everything you do.Investing in their mental health and well-being demonstrates your commitment to a happy, healthy and contented workforce.
What People Say
With this in mind, we design training and solutions that are realistic, practical and cost effective. We aim to enthuse and inspire our learners by adopting Brain Friendly techniques that bring training to life. Equality and diversity are also central to how we design and deliver our services. Encouraging and including all our learners is crucial to ensure safeguarding becomes something that everyone can understand. Best practice is modelled and encouraged with essential time for reflection, discussion and debate. We like to think we use fun methods for serious messages!! Safeguarding is our PASSION and that is only one reason why our clients’ choose us and also recommend our services to others. Our fantastic knowledge, attention to detail, flexibility, caring approach and creativity are just some of the reasons why we are growing as a company.
We aim to respond to what our clients require and have the flexibility to provide anything from a 30 minute team talk right through to a 6 day supervision skills course and anything else in between. We train after work, in the evenings and at weekends, where required, in your surroundings if you prefer. A full days training can be split into 2 consecutive half days if that better supports service delivery. We especially enjoy working long term with clients, undertaking a training needs analysis, then designing, delivering and evaluating our safeguarding solutions. This long term relationship develops trust, helps us to really understand how the organisation works and is very cost effective.
Who We Work With
We work in partnership with the NSPCC, Barnardos and Kidscape. We have had the pleasure to train colleagues working in GP practices, dental surgeries, housing associations, Social Workers, charities, health authorities, schools, nurseries, tourist attractions, counsellors and residential homes, university students and the Police.
Schools & Groups
Many organisations’ have a responsibility to keep children and adults at risk safe. We use our 30 years experience to help you meet your safeguarding responsibilities by providing a robust, dynamic training programme and advisory service that supports your specific needs. This in turn equips your staff with the necessary skills to perform their roles effectively, whilst ensuring legal compliance.
Daring To Be Different
Our experience has taught us that safeguarding requirements vary. You may wish to purchase a half or full day of our time and use it in a variety of different ways, e.g., training, advice, policy development, writing of Train the Trainer materials, supervision or anything else safeguarding related! We are delighted to provide that flexibility. You decide. You may only require an hour of our time and again, that flexibility is there. Only purchase what you need, when you need it.
With our full-day training sessions, we offer a 6 weeks post delivery support period. During this time, we are happy to answer questions arising from the training itself or regarding putting it into practice. In addition, our full day training sessions also include a complimentary 45-minute safeguarding policy `health check’ to ensure your document works for you.
Balancing The Books
We appreciate that making sure your other priorities are covered can be a challenge. Therefore, to support your safeguarding endeavours, we can offer flexible payment terms, subject to discussion and payment of a deposit. There is also a discount for early settlement of invoices.
Hourly Rate – £60 + VAT
Half Day Training (3 1/4 hours) – £300 + travel and VAT. This will be charged either per session or per person. Depending on distance, accommodation may also be required.
Full Day Training (7 hours) – £625 + travel and VAT. This will be charged either per session or per person. Depending on distance, accommodation may also be required.
Looking To Work in Partnership With Us?
We work with all clients to design training solutions to best meet your organisation’s specific needs. There is never a “one size fits all” solution.