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Practice Forum – Delivering safeguarding updates, challenges and innovations

21st September 2023 @ 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Course outline:

Sacpa coffee morning forums are networking events free for members and £65 for non-members that run monthly throughout most of the year. These events form part of the Sacpa mission to bring safeguarding leaders and practitioners together for mutual support and learning.

Each month safeguarding leads and practitioners meet online to network around a specific safeguarding theme. They are open to all colleagues working in safeguarding roles who have pre-booked and confirmed their place or confirmed the details of the colleague attending from their organisation.

Participants will receive a copy of the materials used, and if they wish a reflective learning log template can be provided.

If you are not already a SACPA member and want to benefit from networking with other safeguarding leads, did you know that professional membership pays for itself in as little as two networking sessions?

SACPA schedule six coffee morning forums focussed on safeguarding practice challenges and three coffee morning forums focussed on wider safeguarding and association matters each year. You may want to attend one of our `Thinking about SACPA membership briefings’ or browse our membership page.

Platform: Zoom (online) – forum


  • Member Rate: FOC
  • Non-member Rate: £65*


*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.

Nicola O’Brien, Director of Safeguarding and DSL at Felsted School

Nicola O’Brien is the Director of Safeguarding and DSL at Felsted School in Essex. She has worked in independent education for nearly 25 years, mostly within boarding leadership. She is Chair of a Special Interest Group on Gender Dysphoria for the Association of Child Protection Professionals and has founded a cluster group to support, train DSLs in independent schools in Essex.In addition, she does safeguarding consultancy work and is a trained supervisor.


21st September 2023
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
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