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Bristol - 19 September 2019

08:00 - 09:30

One-to-one legal consultations

Book one of twenty available consultation slots woth 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 best schools can 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 arangements.

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 work with pupils who have suffered advers childhood experiences, including domestic abuse, neglect and trauma and gain methods to support looked-after and previously looked after children.

Stuart Guest, Headteacher, Colebourne Primary School

 1D: Families

Hear how one school has developed a strong wellbeing culture and works with parents and families to protect their children.

 1E: FGM and 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 educational lawyers.

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 a 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 us of social media.

Mel Standbrook, Chair of Governors, CEOP Ambassador, Spilsby Primary Academy

 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.

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 corect 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

 3D: Ofsted

Understand how Ofsted's latest framework impacts your safeguarding policies and know what evidence you must provide during inspection.

 3E: Independent Schools

Hear the latest themes and challenges to safeguareding in Independent Schools and wht you can do to prepare them.

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, VWV