Group supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads in secondary schools
NIESR is evaluating the impact of the programme, which will run in mainstream secondary schools across approximately ten local authorities. The evaluation will explore impacts on contacts and referrals to children’s social care, as well as impacts on the wellbeing of DSLs themselves, through a randomised controlled trial. The evaluation will also explore implementation of the programme, and perceptions of impact, as well as costs of delivery, helping to inform whether the programme could be rolled out on a wider scale in future.
The study is funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC). It began in summer 2021 and is envisaged to complete in summer 2022.