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Sacpa training: Allegations management and safer working practice

4 February @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Course outline:

How does your organisation ensure that staff and volunteers work as safely as possible and in a way that effectively keeps them safe from allegation of abuse? When an allegation of abuse of a child is made against a member of your staff or a volunteer, how should you manage this safely and within the Government’s statutory guidance?

The course includes an unfolding allegation covering:

  • Disbelief
  • Risk to children – in your workplace and to their own children
  • Criminal considerations
  • Suspension and disciplinary considerations
  • The importance of related policy.

Allegations Management is a real chance to ensure those working with children and young people in your setting are safe to do so and adds an important layer to your safeguarding culture.

 

Training topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of Safer Working Practice (SWP)
  • Putting in place a Safer Working Culture
  • The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and multi-agency process relating to allegations
  • What to do if an allegation of abuse or neglect is made against any member of staff or volunteer in your setting.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of allegations management within statutory guidelines
  • Understanding of Safer Working Practice and how to put this in place
  • Increased confidence in the multi-agency process and managing an allegation of abuse or neglect in your setting.

Audience:

  • All practitioners working with children, young people or vulnerable individuals, DSL/DSO, DDSL, Safeguarding Manager/Lead, Governors, Trustees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: £100
  • Non-member rate: £200
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Trainer: Jane Bee, Director, Jane Bee Safeguarding Ltd

Jane has worked in Safeguarding and Child Protection for 20 years and was the manager for Safeguarding in Education for a large Local Authority. She is experienced in delivering training on all kinds of safeguarding subjects including; Child Protection administration and record keeping, Allegations Management, the Prevent agenda (Home Office Accredited) and Safer recruitment (NCTL accredited) and currently chairs the SW Safeguarding in Education Group.

Jane has worked managing allegations of abuse against members of staff and volunteers and was a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for 12 years. She was elected the first National LADO Network Chair in 2016.

She is an accredited Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) lead reviewer for Serious Case Reviews and I also work with charities, foster care agencies and religious groups undertaking reviews, investigations and audits.

Jane offers Professional Reflective Supervision for those with a lead in safeguarding within their role and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Child Protection, a 1st Class Honours Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Health and Social Welfare. She also hold a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, all of which I draw on within my work.

Jane has been the Director of Jane Bee Safeguarding Ltd for 3.5 years and carries out a wide range of safeguarding work across the country.

 

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Date:
4 February
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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