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London - 12 September 2019
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London - 12 September 2019

08:00 - 09:30

One-to-one legal consultations

Book one of twenty available consultation slots with one of our top education lawyers and safeguarding experts to ensure your concerns are answered in a confidential one-to-one environment.

09:55 - 10:25

Protecting children and young people in education from gang violence and knife crime:

  • know how schools can best educate young people to help prevent exploitation by gangs
  • understand the impact of exclusions and persistent absence on knife crime.

Arnold Yousaf St. Giles Trust, SOS + Project Development Lead

10:25 - 10:55

Understand the latest legal requirements for multi-agency working and how these will impact on your day-to-day safeguarding arrangements.

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, VWV

10:55 - 11:15

The role of technology in protecting children

Steve Forbes, Product Manager, RM Education

11:15 - 11:25
11:55 - 12:45

1A: Mental Health:

Positive wellbeing strategies to improve the mental health of all pupils.

Katie Jones, Founder Wellbeing in Schools

Sally Russell, Education Director Wellbeing in Schools

 1B: Child Death and Suicide

Learn lessons from serious case reviews on child deaths and suicide, to understand the signs to look for and how to work with parents to support students with suicidal thoughts.

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LPP

Plus, read our guide on talking to young people about suicide

 1C: Adverse Childhood Experiences

How to support pupils who have suffered adverse childhood experiences, including domestic abuse, neglect and trauma and understand how they are suffering.

Stuart Guest, Headteacher, Colebourne Primary School

 1D: Families

How to keep all families up to date on safeguarding challenges and work together to protect and support child well-being.

Ruth Lowe, LLB MBA, External Affairs Manager, Parentkind

 1E: FGM & Honour-based Violence

Understand what the behavioural signs are for a student at risk of FGM and Honour-based Violence and the steps to take to keep your students safe.

Aneeta Prem, Founder, Freedom Charity

12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch with top education lawyers and exhibition.

13:45 - 14:15

Responding to peer-on-peer abuse and sexual assault allegations:

  • understand what actions the school must take and when
  • engage with the police and know how to work effectively with parents
  • carry out high-quality internal investigation.

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LPP

14:15 - 14:25
14:25 - 15:15

2A: County Lines

Clarify your legal obligations in protecting pupils from county lines, understand the grooming process of gangs and spot the signs of students at risk.

Tony Saggers, Director, StraTac Logical Limited

 2B: Online Safety

Remain up-to-date with the current online trends and gain proven methods to teach students about fake news and encourage a productive use of social media.

Helen Keevil, Assistant Headteacher, Epsom College

 2C: Record Keeping

Hear best-practice approaches to thorough record keeping and ensure all staff understand the procedures in place.

Carolyn Eyre, Independent Safeguarding Consultant

 2D: Children Missing Education

Understand the safeguarding implications of children missing education, the legal requirement on the school and the actions you must take.

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LPP

2E: Sexting

Learn how to work with your students to ensure they understand the legal ramifications of sharing indecent images and enable them to develop healthy relationships.

Gain access to our article Sexting: get your facts straight

15:35 - 16:25

3A: Transgender

How to create an inclusive environment that supports and protects transgender students as well as allow them to explore their gender identity.

Jan, Training Manager, Mermaids

 3B: Self-Harm

Know how to create open communication with students who self-harm without alienating them, the correct language to use and provide the support they need.

Coleen Worrall, Director of Student Services and Designated Safeguarding Lead

 3C: Model Policies

Develop and update your school's safeguarding model policies and gain new strategies to lead staff training, disseminate the policies and ensure all staff are updated.

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LPP

Download our child protection and safeguarding model policy template.

3D: Independent Schools

Hear the latest themes and challenges to safeguarding in independent schools and what you can do to prepare for them.

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, VWV