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


Manchester 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
10:00 - 10:30

Child Sexual Exploitation: Making practice accessible to and inclusive of boys

Phil Mitchell, Male Sexual Abuse Specialist

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.

11:00 - 11:20
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.

 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.

 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.

1E: SEND and Vulnerable Children

Practical ideas to safeguard children with additional communication needs and vulnerabilities.


13:00 - 13:55

Networking with top educational lawyers and exhibition.

13:55 - 14:25

Changes to KCSIE and lessons from the year

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.

 2B: Domestic Abuse

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

 2C: Child Protection Conferences and core groups

Prepare for your role at Child Protection conferences and explore decision making through real-life cases.

 2D: Prevent 

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

2E: Knife-crime and gangs 

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

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.

 3C: Information Sharing and GDPR

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

3D: International and students from other cultures 

Examine how to safeguard students from very different cultures, including those who may be reluctant to share concerns, or boarders, and explore how guardianship can work most effectively.

3E: Parental mental health

Unpack the impact parental mental ill-health has on children and learn how to support students acting as carers.