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London 2022 programme

Registration and refreshments (09:00 - 09:30)

Welcome from Optimus Education (09:30)

Chair's Welcome (09:35)

We are delighted to announce that the day will be chaired by Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP.

Understanding and implementing KCSIE 2022 – key messages for the year ahead (09:40 - 10:10)

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

Child-on-child sexual violence and harassment: changing cultures (10:10 - 10:35)

Lawrence Jordan, Director of Services, Marie Collins Foundation

Learning the safeguarding lessons from inspections (10:35 - 10:55)

A deep-dive review of the key themes emerging from recent school inspections and the safeguarding issues currently being identified by Inspectors

Martin Baker QPM, CEO and Co-Founder, The Safeguarding Company

Mike Glanville, Chief Safeguarding Officer, The Safeguarding Company

Panel Q&A (10:55 - 11:05)


Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition (11:05 - 11:45)


Workshop Choices 1 (11:45 - 12:35)

1A Key Essentials: DSL 

Get set up for the year ahead

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant

1B Beyond filtering: safeguarding digital devices

Meet and exceed the KCSIE guidance for appropriate filtering and monitoring, including addressing self-harm, cyberbullying and violence

Colin McCabe, International Director, Lightspeed Systems

1C Culture of Care

Explore the guiding principles, benefits and impact of a ‘Culture of Care’ and shift from compliance to a collaborative, holistic approach which benefits your whole community

Suzanne Murray, Safeguarding Consultant

1D Safer recruitment refresher

Unpick reference checking requirements, avoid pitfalls and understand how to meet the new online search expectation

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP


Lunch, networking and exhibition (12:35 - 13:30)


Self-Generated Images – the scale and challenges for schools (13:30 - 14:05)

Alan Mackenzie, Online Safety Consultant

Q&A (14:05 - 14:15)


Workshop Choices 2 (14:20 - 15:05)

2A Informed Early Help

Identify and develop themes from your safeguarding data and prevent safeguarding issues escalating through informed early help strategies

Debbie Innes-Turnill, Safeguarding Consultant and Child Protection Lecturer

2B Safeguarding SEND

Differentiating safeguarding to meet the increased vulnerabilities of those with special educational needs

Sara Alston, SENCO, SEND and Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer

2C Positive safeguarding culture

Encourage student voice to develop effective pastoral systems

Phil Jones, National Chair, The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education

 and Luke Ramsden, Senior Safeguarding Lead, St Benedict's

2D Low level concerns

Embed your low level concerns procedure to drive a culture of openness and add clarity to acceptable professional boundaries

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP


Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition (15:05 - 15:25)


Workshop Choices 3 (15:25 - 16:10)

3A Strategic oversight

Drive proactive safeguarding in your school trust and ensure a consistent and comprehensive approach to safeguarding.

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

3B Sexual violence and harassment

Work to change cultures and mindset and evidence your impact

Angela Milliken-Tull and Richard Palmer, Chameleon PDE

3C Disclosures

Support young people to recognise and report harm

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant

3D Safeguarding 14-19

Help young adults recognise risk and explore how to navigate the transition between children's and adults services

Victoria Raynor, Safeguarding Consultant


How to develop strong working relationships with your LADO (16:15 - 16:45)

Steve Hall, Chair, National LADO Network