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March 2021

Webinar: the rights of children and young people

18 March @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom + Google Map

Worldwide, children and young people have rights. In 1989 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child set out the human rights of every person under 18. The Convention applies to every child, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities and whatever their family background or public beliefs/feelings. This was set out to ensure that all children had the opportunity to develop and reach their full potential. Jointly organised with Farrer & Co, this webinar will consider the rights…

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April 2021

Webinar: Addressing low-level concerns

23 April @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Presented by Katie Fudakowski and Jane Foster from Farrer & Co, this webinar will introduce ground-breaking guidance on low-level concerns, produced by Farrer & Co’s Safeguarding Unit in collaboration with external experts Marcus Erooga and Hugh Davies QC. Establishing an organisational culture where all staff understand acceptable behaviour standards and can share low-level concerns which are addressed appropriately is an essential part of good safeguarding practice. Member rate: £60 Non-member rate: £120* *If you would like to become a member…

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Learning from the IICSA investigation into residential school settings

28 April @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

This one-day event, led jointly by Sacpa and the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA), and in association with Independent Safeguarding Consultant and expert witness to the residential schools inquiry, Marcus Erooga, aims to highlight the major themes and key learning points from the residential schools’ investigation as part of the Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The conference is designed to enable delegates to be proactive in their responses to these areas of concern in advance of the publication of…

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Webinar: Adolescent development and risk taking behaviour

29 April @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

This webinar, delivered by YoungMinds, the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health, will consider risk taking behaviours in adolescents, including why they take risks, and what forms these risk taking behaviours can take. This webinar is suitable for anyone who works with children and young people and will increase understanding of teenage development and how to look past behaviour at what might be underlying and driving it. During the webinar, delegates will look at: An…

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May 2021

Sacpa webinar: Managing school incidents and allegations, including Everyone’s Invited

7 May @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

This important webinar will highlight the issues related to managing peer-on-peer abuse incidents and allegations in school. It will look carefully at both the contextual and research information contained in the DfE guidance “Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children in schools and colleges”. The webinar will also explore how schools can use the guidance when managing cases, and will also consider how to respond to non-recent allegations, including those which come to light as a result of Everyone’s Invited…

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Sacpa training: Safeguarding for professional practitioners

10 May @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

This training is a vital safeguarding refresher for those working with children but who are not themselves the Designated Safeguarding Lead. SACPA Director of Safeguarding, Dale Wilkins, formerly a Local Authority Safeguarding Trainer, will take delegates through the legal framework, update knowledge of definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse, consider specific safeguarding issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation, County Lines and preventing radicalisation and provide thorough guidance on identifying, recording and reporting abuse. The session will also invite delegates to…

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Safer Recruitment Training

13 May @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Safer Recruitment Training This course is suitable for staff in the role of designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL) as well as members of management teams with recruitment responsibilities, including HR and Governors/Trustees. The training will enable you to meet statutory responsibilities referenced in Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children, and required by OFSTED. This course is provided by an experienced consultant with a background in policing and experience delivering training…

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Sacpa webinar: Responding to issues of peer-on-peer abuse

18 May @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom + Google Map

Jointly organised with Farrer & Co, this webinar will consider peer-on-peer abuse in the boarding, or residential, environment and how to respond. Peer-on-peer abuse is a major safeguarding concern where support and action is required for all parties involved. The residential environment poses a unique setting where the response needs to be particularly sensitively managed by those supporting.   Audience: This webinar is suitable for practitioners working with boarding students and in residential care/accommodation settings.   Member rate: £60 Non-member…

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June 2021

Webinar: Domestic abuse and its impact, & Hollie Guard

9 June @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

The impact of abuse in the home, even indirectly, is significant for the young people living in these conditions. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. You can suffer by experiencing domestic abuse indirectly as well as being the direct victim. This webinar will consider how domestic abuse can manifest, and the impact it can have on children and young people, so that practitioners can increase their awareness of abuse in the…

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Safeguarding international students

16 June @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

It has always been understood that children who travel great distances from their homes for their education are vulnerable and merit specific thought when developing safeguarding and child protection policies within schools. From a safeguarding perspective, there can be added complications relating to the responsiveness of your local authority in supporting international students, and perhaps even corresponding with an overseas agency. 2020 and the ongoing COVID pandemic has highlighted how important it is that schools are prepared to recognise and respond…

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