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London - 12 September 2019
Bristol - 19 September 2019
Manchester - 3 October 2019

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Speakers

Ruth Lowe, LLB MBA, is External Affairs Manager for Parentkind where she leads on policy, campaigns and research. She leads Parentkind’s Annual Parent Survey  and  Blueprint for Parent Friendly Schools. Ruth has over 15 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, including senior roles within YWCA, Platform 51 and WAGGGS. During her time with local authority, Ruth was responsible for managing an Ofsted-registered programme within the Early Years Framework. She is also a mum of two.

Dai is a partner in the education team at Browne Jacobson. Dai specialises in advising schools and academies on all pastoral education issues, including admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, use of force and searching pupils. A recognised safeguarding expert, he regularly supports schools on complex safeguarding issues, including handling disclosures of abuse, managing allegations against staff and parental consent.

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Consultant Carolyn Eyre is an independent safeguarding consultant, working with schools, FE colleges, local authorities and LSCBs across England. She has worked in the local education authority safeguarding arena for many years and has a particular interest in the protection of children with disabilities.

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Steve Forbes is a Senior Product Manager at RM responsible for network products and services relating to cloud computing, data security and online safety. His team is focused on ensuring that technology makes a real difference in education and specifically in the classroom. Steve is also a Governor at Hagbourne Primary school in Oxfordshire with responsibility for Safeguarding and Pupil Premium. 

Stuart has over 12 years’ experience as a head teacher and is a father of birth and adopted children. He has developed trauma friendly approaches at his school and has seen the positive impact this can have on pupils, families, staff and outcomes for his school. He has appeared on BBC One Show in January 2018 and the Victoria Derbyshire Show in June 2018, talking about supporting adopted children in schools. Stuart is also a blogger, speaker, trainer and lecturer for trauma informed approaches in schools.

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Our mission is to inspire and support schools to embed wellbeing into the heart of the curriculum. Wellbeing in Schools was born out of a desire to help every child learn practical techniques to both recognise and manage big emotions.

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Helen is the Assistant Headteacher in charge of pupil welfare at Epsom College, with a particular focus on e-safety and wellbeing. Helen oversees the pastoral work of the house staff, trains senior student digital mentors, peer mentors of various ages and delivers regular INSET to teachers, gap students, parents and matrons on pastoral issues, safeguarding and e-safety updates.

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Aneeta Prem is a british author, human rights campaigner, magistrate and the founder and president of freedom. Aneeta’s work at freedom charity was brought to the public’s attention in November 2013, when three women, held captive for 30 years in London, were rescued by freedom charity. She was instrumental in changing government policy on forced marriage and played a major part in ensuring that forced marriage was made a criminal offence, on 16th June 2014.

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Our mission is to inspire and support schools to embed wellbeing into the heart of the curriculum. Wellbeing in Schools was born out of a desire to help every child learn practical techniques to both recognise and manage big emotions.

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Tony completed a 30 year law enforcement career in 2017 as the NCA head of drugs threat and intelligence, including a leading role in the national response to the threat from county lines, delivering ministerial briefings and working closely with Home Office and NPCC leads. He is now a consultant and director of StraTac Logical, with multiple commitments to gangs and county lines. To assist in implementing effective tactics he also delivers workshops to front line staff and managers working in these fields. He is particularly passionate about alternative criminal justice outcomes, effective and robust ‘exit’ facilities and a better understanding of ‘missing’ in the context of county lines.

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Having worked for over 18 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 also leads on VWV's work with academies and maintained schools, she has also overseen over 500 academy conversion projects.

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I am a Chair of Governors at a primary school where I have recently co-ordinated the Wellbeing Award for Schools. My drive is to assist schools in creating a whole school approach to social & emotional wellbeing. I am a Police Officer of 17 years specialising in Sexual violence and Youth prevention work which has led to a passion for working collaboratively in partnership with young people, Head Teachers and agencies, designing and delivering RSE/PSHE lessons that ensure young people grow to be fully rounded individuals enabling them to challenge others behaviour. I have assisted in writing Local and National products on various subjects with strengths in pupil voice and social emotional learning. I am an effective coach and mentor, CEOP Ambassador and integrative counsellor which I draw from when public speaking. 

Jan is the Training Manager for Mermaids. A charity which provides support, information and resources to gender diverse children and young people; their families and the professionals, with whom, they liaise. As part of her role within Mermaids, Jan is part of a LGBTQ+ consortium working with the Department of Education, the Government Equalities Office, delivering a homophobic, biphobic and transphobic anti-bullying project to schools throughout the UK – both secondary and primary. Mermaids also work with social services, including fostering and residential homes; the NHS and organisations such as the police, scouts and YMCA.

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Coleen has worked in student support for over 15 years and has had extensive experience with students that present with behavioural, emotional, social or mental health concerns. She has a vast knowledge of working with agencies and partners and has held other roles within her local community within Targeted Youth Services, Youth Offending Service as well as working with other schools as a trustee and governor in the Staffordshire area. She is currently Director of Student Services and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Cannock Chase High School.

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Arnold Yousaf (SOS+ Project Development Lead) utilises his lived experience within the criminal justice system and gang involvement, combined with his competence as  frontline practitioner in prevention and early intervention to provide professionals with a credible and authentic perspective of various issues regarding exploitation and criminal activity.  Arnold has developed the content and delivered gangs and county lines training to a wide range of professionals such as; NHS School nurses, CSE workers, Safeguarding Children Boards, Regional Organised Crime Units, Police Units, CPS Lead Prosecutors, Magistrates and Crown Court Judges, drug expert witnesses and various other multi-agency partners.