Leading Safeguarding

Thursday 11 Jun 2020
Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London
Managing safeguarding with rigour and confidence at every stage


Why is this conference relevant?

1 in 10 pupils have been registered as a child in need at some point in the last six years. With 18.2% of referrals to social care originating from schools, the role of designated safeguarding lead has never been more important or more pressurised.

DSLs have a huge responsibility for ensuring staff remain up to date with training and systems are rigorous and time effective. A lack of resources, pressure on local services and over 40 areas of safeguarding now covered in KCSIE mean rigorous, time-effective management has never been more important.

This highly practical conference will provide the opportunity to discuss peer-on-peer abuse case studies and Early Help Assessment decision-making with legal and DSL experts. Gain strategies for getting the most out of Team Around the Child and Family meetings and leave equipped to confidently evidence staff training and record-keeping.

Often an isolated and emotionally challenging role, this conference will offer DSLs opportunities to build networks of support and equip them for the unpredictable and varied nature of safeguarding.

What can I expect?

In-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of workshops including:

  • best practice in record keeping and training and how to evidence this for inspection
  • get the most out of multi-agency working and know how to challenge poor decisions
  • how to tackle and safeguard students getting caught up in county lines and other drug related violence
  • understand your legal requirements and evaluate practical decision making through school-based peer-on-peer abuse case studies
  • how to raise concerns and manage team around the child and family meetings
  • safeguarding vulnerable children including SEN and looked after children.

Who should attend?

  • Designated safeguarding lead
  • Deputy Designated safeguarding lead
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Boarding Housemaster/Housemistress
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Parent and Family Support Advisers (PFSAs)

What our previous delegates have said 

“Empowering and impactful” Deputy DSL, St Edward’s Oxford

“The event was engaging and had lots of practical examples to take back to school to ensure effective practice” Assistant Headteacher, Hartley Primary School