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Safeguarding children with additional needs; the legalities of reasonable adjustment

22 April @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course outline:

Does your organisation understand the legalities of making reasonable adjustment when safeguarding children and young people?

The emphasis on the need for awareness of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in safeguarding guidance continues to grow.  It is critical to avoid unlawful discrimination and to discharge the duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 as well as understand evolving Government guidance on best practice in supporting children with SEND.

This webinar highlights the legal landscape relating to disability discrimination and in particular your duty to make reasonable adjustments in safeguarding.

Unable to attend? A post webinar recording will be available for purchase.

Training topics will include:

  • Review key equality legislation and safeguarding guidance
  • What is disability?
  • Case study application of adjustments in safeguarding: are they reasonable?

Learning outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of key equality duties in safeguarding
  • Review key legislation and guidance for SEND
  • Consider the application of `reasonable adjustment’ decisions using case study scenarios and what it means for their practice and decision-making.

Audience: Suitable for safeguarding, behaviour, pastoral support and SEND professionals, leaders, trustees, governors and board members with oversight of safeguarding, SEND and inclusion.

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.


Adam McRae-Taylor, Legal director | Independent schools, Moore Barlow

Adam specialises in employment and education law and advise on issues such as unfair dismissal, discrimination cases, safeguarding, parent contracts and data protection issues including in relation to the GDPR.

His approach is to work with schools and charities to ensure that they are managing their staff fairly and lawfully, as a happy workforce. This not only helps an organisation thrive and grow, but also prevents managers from being distracted by disputes. Where contentious issues do arise, he is experienced in employment tribunal litigation and he regularly advises on employment claims such as unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination.

He trained and qualified in employment law with a Magic Circle firm in London. Before joining the Schools & Charities Team at Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP), he spent two years working in-house for a charity which gave him an invaluable perspective on how to provide practical advice on the issues charities commonly face.

Ben Collingwood, Partner | Independent schools, Moore Barlow

Ben specialises in advising independent schools and other charities on wide ranging areas of education law, with particular focus on reputation issues, pastoral, safeguarding, historic abuse allegations, SEN, exclusions, parent/pupil complaints, data protection, parent contracts, admissions and staff matters of all types.

He has written and spoken widely on issues facing the independent schools sector, providing comment in The Times, The Guardian, The Lawyer and Law Society’s Gazette and at the national conferences and training programmes for the various associations that support independent schools including BSA, ISBA, HMC, IAPS and AGBIS.

He lives with my wife and three children in West Sussex. He has been a devoted surfer since my childhood and he loves to spend as much of his free time as possible in the sea and walking our pointers with his family.


22 April
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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