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22 September 2020 - London
30 September 2020 - Manchester
6 October 2020 - Bristol


London 2020

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


09:40 - 09:45
10:30 - 11:00

Hear from a panel of experts on topics including what constitutes peer-on-peer abuse, case studies and thresholds for action

Chaired by Yvonne Spencer, VWV

Panel includes: Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust; Tony Saggers, Stratac Logic; Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant

11:20 - 11:30
12:10 - 13:00

1A: Low level drug use:

A look at how cannabis affects young people, how it can link to county lines and strategies to help affected students

Tony Saggers, Stratac Logic

 1B: Neglect

Dig deeper into what leads to neglect, including emotional neglect, what warrants a referral to children's social care, and how to manage cases effectively

Joanna Nicolas, Safeguarding consultant

 1C: Digital worlds and wellbeing

How will you be able to support your students’ experience and navigation of their digital world and social media?

 1D: Difficult conversations 

Best practice in handling and recording disclosures and managing conversations stemming from student experience or the news

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding consultant

 1E: Your legal questions and what happens when it goes wrong

Examine the year’s serious case reviews and inspectorate updates and get your legal questions answered. What happens when it goes wrong and what lessons can schools learn?

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, VWV LLP

13:00 - 13:55

Networking lunch with top education lawyers and exhibition

13:55 - 14:25

Changes to KCSIE and lessons from the year

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

14:25 - 14:40
14:40 - 15:30

2A: Your safeguarding culture

Best practice in evidencing day-to-day compliance, training and updates, using learning walks, and working with your safeguarding governor

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

 2B: Parental mental ill-health

Unpack the impact parental mental ill-health has on children and learn how to support students who are young carers

Belinda Heaven, Alpha Wellbeing Associates

 2C: Child protection conferences and core groups

Prepare for your role at child protection conferences and explore decision making through real-life cases

Joanna Nicolas, Safeguarding consultant

 2D: SEND and Vulnerable Children

Practical ideas to safeguard children with additional communication needs and vulnerabilities

Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust

2E: Knife crime and gangs 

Up-to-date information on knife crime and gangs. Explore the legalities around searching for and confiscating weapons and strategies to safeguard against criminal exploitation

London Metropolitan police 

15:50 - 16:40

3A: Developing DSL practice 

Learn how to ensure DSL wellbeing and explore models for good DSL supervision and professional networks of support

 3B: Trauma-informed practice

Learn about the neuroscience behind adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma on children’s learning and behaviour

Joanna Nicolas, Safeguarding consultant

 3C: Information sharing and the GDPR

Unpick the issues of confidentiality, information sharing and subject access requests and ensure robust safeguarding at times of transition

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

3D: Prevent

Recognise the signs of far right and extremist influences and gain strategies to support young people at risk of radicalisation

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding consultant

3E: Domestic Abuse

Explore strategies for supporting students living with and witnessing violence or acrimonious separations