Why is this conference relevant?
'81% of young people said that they would like their school or college to teach them more about how to look after their mental health' (Young Minds, 2018)
This figure conflates with the many challenges DSLs face in their schools. Challenges related to strain on local services, online trends, increased workloads and meeting inspection requirements, means that while being a safeguarding lead can be very rewarding, there are still many hurdles and fresh obstacles each day.
This conference will provide novel and pragmatic approaches to key issues related to mental health, online safety and peer-on-peer abuse; but will also provide sources of information for emerging safeguarding trends such as county lines and gender identity. Overall, the conference will be practical and solutions-driven in providing strategies on challenging issues related to safeguarding in education.
What can I expect?
In-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of workshops including:
- Mental health: breaking down the taboo, and effective training for staff
- DSL Wellbeing: how DSLs can effectively manage work pressures and ensure their own wellbeing
- Safeguarding: creative ways to address current safegaurding issues related to anxiety, self-harm and peer-on-peer abuse
- County lines:how to tackle and prevent students getting caught up in county line gangs and other drug related violence
- LGBTQ+: clarity and information on pronouns and gender identity, making your school an inclusive space.
Who should attend?
- Deputy Headteachers
- Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Child Protection Officer
- PSHE Leaders
- Local Safeguarding Boards
- School Nurses
- House Leaders
- Sports Coaches
What our delegates have said
'Engaging and thought-provoking, it will enable me to develop a school practice considerably', Jez Graves, Assistant Headteacher, Parkstone Grammar School
'The event was engaging and had lots of practical examples to take back to school to ensure effective practice', Jennifer Brobbey, Assistant Headteacher, Hartley Primary School
'Brilliant, interesting and very formative', Victoria Amphlett, Family Support Worker, Selly Park Technology College for Girls