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London 28 September 2021

Manchester 30 September 2021

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Dai is an expert education lawyer at Browne Jacobson LLP and heads up the north west team based in their Manchester office.  Dai advises schools, academies and MATs on frontline education matters, including school admissions and exclusions, parental complaints, GDPR and all safeguarding issues.. As well as supporting schools with everyday safeguarding issues – positive DBS disclosures, overseas checks, parental consent, school-wide compliance and safeguarding culture – Dai also manages complex safeguarding issues for schools, such as serious allegations against staff and pupil fatalities, and also supports schools with the press interest that flows from those issues and implementing post incident action plans to learn from those experiences. Dai also carries out MAT safeguarding audits to support Trusts with improving safeguarding practices at each academy and developing consistent approaches and structures that support best practice trust-wide safeguarding.

Having worked for over 20 years advising schools on serious safeguarding incidents, inspection and regulation, SEN and equality, serious disciplinary incidents, complex complaints, reputation management and the media, Yvonne is well placed to assist schools when complex and often unforeseen incidents occur. Yvonne works with Academy Trusts and independent schools.  She is recognised by the independent legal directories and quotes from clients include:  'I love her deep understanding of the sector; she is a dyed-in-the-wool expert. She has done a magnificent job, and is very personable.'  Yvonne has also worked with overseas governments in setting up child protection systems and inspection regimes for children's services in Romania, Tajikistan and Moldova.

Joanna has worked in child protection and safeguarding for 25 years, the first 13 as child protection social worker and for the last 12 as an independent consultant and trainer. As a core trainer for her Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, she has delivered multi-agency training for 11 years and also delivers bespoke training for organisations, including schools. A safeguarding consultant, Joanna leads on case reviews, including serious case reviews and child safeguarding practice reviews.

Ella is an NSPCC accredited safeguarding and child protection trainer, providing training and consultancy for over 15 years to schools and organisations. As the former Director of Safeguarding for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, Ella has managed safeguarding cases and teams, in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Ella’s specialist safeguarding subjects include: being a Home Office approved anti-radicalisation and extremism trainer, forced marriage, child sexual exploitation, designated safeguarding lead trainer and emotional health and wellbeing.