Safeguarding Conference

On Wednesday 2nd October, Wellington College ran the first ‘Self-Care Course for Boarding DSLs’. Recognising that the welfare of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in any school – but particularly boarding schools – is of paramount importance, our Deputy Head (Safeguarding), Delyth Lynch, teamed up with Gemma Kirby (Training and Development Manager, Limeculture UK) to deliver a day of training specifically designed for DSLs in boarding schools to look at their own self-care.

The day focused on how to recognise signs of burnout and compassion fatigue in themselves and in others so that DSLs are in the best position, personally and professionally, to carry out their important roles and responsibilities. The course was designed based on the principle that staff are the most important asset for any organisation and consequently, there is a need to make sure that staff are flourishing and healthy, and actively taking steps to stay that way. All delegates left with their own self-care plans having appreciated the opportunity to spend some quality time thinking about themselves; a vital requirement of any professional who is working in a caring profession.

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