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SACPA/BSA/BAISIS – Safeguarding considerations for summer school teams

17th January 2025 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Boarding Schools' Association Course outline:

This seminar, designed specifically for summer school staff working with international students, will equip you with the essential knowledge and tools to create a safe and inclusive environment for the students joining your summer school programme. Safeguarding should be a priority and all staff involved in the summer school provision should understand what safeguarding means in practical terms, but also what it means from a child-centred approach. This seminar will highlight the key safeguarding information required by practitioners, and also give insight into the specific needs to best safeguard international students.

Training topics will include:

  • Safeguarding and your Duty of Care
  • Understanding and following safeguarding policies, procedures and ensuring you follow a robust safeguarding framework
  • The unique needs of international students: language barriers, cultural differences and homesickness
  • Identifying and responding to a safeguarding concern.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding principles and requirements and their application in a summer school environment
  • Develop cultural sensitivity and communication skills to better connect with and support students
  • Improve your confidence in identifying and responding to a safeguarding concern
  • Ensuring compliance with UK safeguarding regulations and legal obligations.

Audience: DSL, DDSL, Senior leaders, pastoral support, behaviour leads, early help workers, support workers, family workers, safeguarding leads

Platform: Zoom (online) – Seminar


  • SACPA/BSA/BAISIS Member Rate: £135
  • BSA Affiliate Member – £170
  • Non-member Rate: £270*



Bethan Waddington, Director of Programmes and BAISIS

Bethan Waddington joined the BSA team as Training Manager in September 2017. Bethan has worked in two independent boarding schools in the UK and Switzerland, the latter as Housemistress to 36 pupils. Following her time in Switzerland, she was a Pastoral Manager for an inner-city state academy before working in the charity sector for Debrett’s running the ‘Debrett’s Foundation’ training programme.

In her role, Bethan plans and manages all Day Seminars, Conferences, INSET and Consultancy, as well as being Director of BAISIS. She believes boarding can be a positive force for young people and in order to fully support their needs staff can never learn too much. As such she is passionate about the CPD BSA delivers to our pastoral communities in the UK and worldwide.

Claire Dan, Director of Safeguarding, BSA Group 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.


17th January 2025
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association


Virtual – Zoom
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