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Manchester 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 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

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 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 - 15:10)

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

Developing policy, practice and culture to reduce vulnerabilities and remove barriers for children with SEND

Andrea Gray, Schools Safeguarding Director and Consultant

2C 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 (15:10 - 15:30)


Workshop Choices 3 (15:30 - 16:20)

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 Self-harm and suicidal ideation

Practical steps to identify warning signs and support children and families

Beth Davies, Safeguarding Content Developer and Trainer

3C DSL Essentials

Get set up for the year ahead and gain tools for strong safeguarding leadership

Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant