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BSA – Safeguarding against sexual violence and harassment in boarding schools

19th September 2023 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Course outline:

This seminar will take delegates through the latest statutory guidance now in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 around sexual violence and harassment in schools, considering in particular the boarding environment. `Everyone’s Invited` and other disclosures highlighted the prevalence of sexual violence and harassment, both adult-on-child and child-on-child, in education settings.  The subsequent Ofsted review demonstrated that the importance of work around this area cannot be denied.

The boarding environment can provide additional areas of vulnerability. This seminar will support delegates in considering best practice in this area and their work in their settings and communities.

Training topics will include: 

  • Finding and understanding the latest guidance
  • Embedding a proactive culture in your setting
  • Hearing pupil and survivor voices and managing allegations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will leave with a clearer understanding of the application of sexual violence and harassment guidance
  • Delegates will understand the specific focus required in boarding
  • Increased confidence in managing allegations and supporting survivors and pupils

Audience: Boarding house practitioners

Platform: Zoom (online) – seminar


  • BSA Member Rate: £155
  • BSA Affiliate Member – £230
  • BSA Non-member – £310


David Walker, BSA Director

David is the BSA Director and joined the BSA group in August 2023. He has over 20 years’ experience in boarding schools and has worked in a range of schools in the UK and Africa, alongside being a prep school governor and a trustee of a MAT. Before taking up his post at the BSA, David was Deputy Head Pastoral at a large co-ed independent school in the South-East.


Claire Dan, Director of Safeguarding and Director, Sacpa

Claire is Director of Safeguarding and Director, Sacpa and leads on the provision of safeguarding advice and support to members and the development and delivery of CPD and safeguarding consultancy services. Claire is a safeguarding specialist and leader with a background in education welfare, youth justice, and early help contexts which have involved a strong focus on diverse and collaborative partnerships, professional development and supervision of front-line safeguarding colleagues, and leading multi-disciplinary teams and projects. Between 2006 and 2013 Claire was involved with Luton Safeguarding Children Board as a lead multi-agency safeguarding trainer, developing and delivering single and multi-agency safeguarding training, and since 2013 has delivered pieces of bespoke consultancy work, and providing a range of safeguarding consultancy on a freelance basis.


19th September 2023
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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