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Wednesday 20 September 2023 - London

Tuesday 26 September 2023 - Manchester


Manchester programme (26 September 2023)

Registration and refreshments (08:30 - 09:15)

Welcome from Optimus Education (09:15)

Chair's Welcome (09:20)

We are delighted to announce that the day will be co-chaired by Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP and Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant

Misogyny, incels and terrorism: the influence of social media (09:25 - 09:50)

Understand the impact that influencers have on behaviour and outlook for young people, and take away tips on how to address it in the curriculum and with families.
Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant

Effective relationships with outside agencies (09:50 - 10:15)

Deepen your impact during the cost-of-living crisis by spotting the signs of neglect, identifying need, engaging hard-to-reach families, and actively working with outside agencies.
Ann Marie Christian, International Safeguarding Consultant & Trainer


Keynote 3 (10:15 - 10:35)

Panel Q&A (10:35 - 10:45)

Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition (10:45 - 11:25)

Workshop Choices 1 (11:25 - 12:15)

1A Child-on-child abuse 

Ensure your reporting systems are in place, strong in the curriculum, using pupil voice, and evidencing outcomes.
Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

1B Quality assurance: from tick box to impact

Develop an effective framework for ongoing learning and improvement: streamline your processes, develop a forensic understanding of need, and better evidence the outcomes of your work.
James Down, Head of Safeguarding, Brooke Weston Trust

1C Tackling neglect

Deepen your relationship with the local authority and family and gain strategies to engage hard-to-reach families toimprove your practice.

Lunch, networking and exhibition (12:15 - 13:10)

Understanding and implementing KCSIE 2023: key messages for the year ahead (13:10 - 13:35)

Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

Q&A (13:35 - 13:45)

Workshop Choices 2 (13:50 - 14:40)

2A Online images

Future-proof and inform your policy with the key takeaways from the online safety bill, with focus on the threat of child sexual abuse images.
Ann Marie Christian, International Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer

2B County lines

Gain strategies and understanding to combat the multiple harmful effects of exploitation.
Dean Coady OBE, Lead Trainer, Urban Pure Solutions

2C Low-level concerns

Enabling a culture of sharing low level concerns; how to engage staff and encourage understanding.
Katie Fudakowski, Partner, Farrer & Co  

Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition (14:40 - 15:00)

Workshop Choices 3 (15:00 - 15:50)

3A Working with families

Discover fresh approaches to reaching families to ensure your approach doesn’t end at school and intervenes at the earliest point possible.
David Guard, Safeguarding Trainer and Senior Youth Worker, Bromsgrove Youth and Community Hub

3B Governance

Understand your role in upskilling your setting’s governance, including what they should know, and what they should be offering back.
Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

3C Amplifying safety: special educational needs

Gain impactful strategies on inclusive curriculum practice for SEND and marginalised voices in safeguarding.
Laura Page, Education Consultant, Schools Supported

Your safeguarding culture (15:55 - 16:20)

Boost your safeguarding culture with short term gains and long term strategies, and reflect on your takeaways from the day.
Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
Ella Savell-Boss, Safeguarding Consultant