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


Bristol 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, Partner, VWV LLP

Panel members: Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust; Tony Saggers, Stratac Logical Ltd; Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant; 

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

1A: Low level drug use and county lines

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

Tony Saggers, Stratac Logic

 1B: SEND and Vulnerable Children

Practical ideas to safeguard children with additional communication needs and vulnerabilities

Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust

 1C: Safeguarding: your legal questions answered 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 educational lawyers

13:55 - 14:25

Unpack KCSIE updates and the implications for your safeguarding policy, training and culture

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

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: Digital worlds and wellbeing

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

 2C: 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


15:50 - 16:40

3A: Difficult conversations

Best practice in handling and recording disclosures and managing conversations when students raise traumatic topics from their own experience or the news

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding consultant

3B: 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

 3C: Parental Mental Health

Unpack the impact parental mental ill-health has on children and learn how to support students with caring responsibilities

Belinda Heaven, Alpha Wellbeing Associates