The seminar will provide an essential update into the current legal and regulatory landscape, including assessing the role of the DSL in 2021 and Ofsted’s inspection of safeguarding arrangements.
It will also explore how the pandemic has increased safeguarding and welfare risks, and look at what schools can do to support and protect their pupils under growing day-to-day pressures.
With the definition of safeguarding being expanded in the Government’s Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020, the seminar will also explore mental health as a key safeguarding priority for schools, and will provide expert guidance for understanding, identifying and taking action when mental health is a safeguarding concern.
*Join this interactive online seminar with the opportunity to ask questions, join in the discussion and share experiences with like-minded individuals. You will get practical guidance and tools that you can apply in your settings.*
What’s on the agenda?
- An essential update on your statutory responsibilities and duty of care
- Assess how the pandemic has impacted the safety and welfare of children
- Best practice guidance and support for understanding and identifying safeguarding concerns
- How can we support the positive mental health of our pupils? Taking positive and effective action
An update: Safeguarding policy and your statutory responsibilities
Paul ThomsonIndependent School Improvement Professional
- Current scope and definition of safeguarding
- The DSL role in 2021
- Managing referrals and inter-agency working
- Best practice strategies for raising awareness in staff
- Ofsted: Regulating your safeguarding arrangements
How has the pandemic increased safeguarding and welfare risks?
- Assessing the national picture
- Spotting the signs of domestic abuse and neglect
- Understanding the range of trauma experienced
- Online safety and blended learning
- Welfare priorities at school
Mental health and safeguarding
- The impact of ACEs and abuse on mental health
- Understanding isolation and loneliness in children and young people
- Self-harm and suicide prevention
- Behaviour and poor mental health
- Providing effective support for positive impact
- End of the seminar