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Escalating safeguarding integrity and compliance concerns

21 June @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course outline:

Agencies and organisations with safeguarding responsibilities are required to have whistleblowing policies.  Escalating safeguarding compliance and integrity concerns before progressing to whistleblowing can be challenging and stressful.  Recent reviews, such as IICSA, Whyte and Sheldon, demonstrate the impact of failure in escalation, and this has informed discussions about a system of mandatory reporting in situations that involve breach of positions of trust.

This webinar uses case study examples to provide an overview of internal and multi-agency escalation procedures.  It examines the features of systems that demonstrate best practice and those that are inadequate in their design.

Training topics will include:

  • Examples of best and inadequate practice
  • Features of blockers to effective escalation which indicate unsafe organisations, partnerships, and multi-agency teams
  • Escalation routes that are available when there is a system blocker within organisations or within multi-agency safeguarding partnership work
  • Supporting reporters under pressure.

Learning outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of features and blockers to effective escalation of safeguarding concern
  • Increased confidence in escalating inter-agency safeguarding concerns through locally agreed protocols
  • Feel more prepared for the possibility of mandatory reporting of position of trust concerns and in developing pathways for support of reporters under pressure.

Audience: All colleagues who have a shared responsibility for safeguarding and those with particular responsibility for collating, analysing, escalating and providing scrutiny of safeguarding concerns, allegations and low-level-concerns.

Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar


  • SACPA Member Rate: £65
  • SACPA Additional Full Member Fee: £30
  • Non-member Rate: £130*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.

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.


21 June
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
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