Updated Guidance and New Legal Obligations
Why is this conference relevant?
Child protection in education has been undergoing significant reforms, from recommendations laid out in the Munro Review to changes in the Education Act 2011 and Protection of Freedoms Act 2010-2012. In addition, a review of ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ guidance is due later this year. Are you confident that your policies and procedures are up to date with your statutory obligations for safeguarding?
We are delighted to welcome Matthew Tagney, Children's Vetting Policy Team, Department for Education, who will guide you through critical updates to the ISA and outline the new procedures for CRB checks. He will outline what the Protection of Freedoms Act will mean for CRB checks going forward.
With the current re-drafting of "Working together to safeguard children" in light of Munro's recommendations, hear from John Guest, Freelance Social Worker, Consultant and Trainer & Director of John Guest Safeguarding Limited, who will outline your legal obligations when working with other agencies and where the lines of responsibility lie.
Richard Bird, Legal Educational Consultant, will clarify the implications of the Munro Review recommendations, the Education Act and the Protection of Freedoms Act and what these changes will mean to you. In addition, he will give a timely update on the ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ guidance review due later this year.
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In addition, hear from a series of leading education lawyers working in schools across the country to gain current, comprehensive and concise guidance around your legal responsibilities for protecting the students in your care. Leave with a simple guide to what changes you can expect to your safeguarding obligations and when.
Top education lawyers include:
- Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
- Mark Blois, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
- Richard Bird, Legal Consultant
- Yvonne Spencer, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards
- Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers, Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards
- Catherine Williams, Child Protection Solicitor, Coram Children's Legal Centre
Why choose Optimus Education conferences?
Testimonials from last year’s Child Protection in Education delegates:
“Optimus Education have excelled themselves again, providing clear guidance and support for dealing with safeguarding in schools in the UK”
J. Wilshaw, Social Inclusion Co-ordinator, Royal Alexandra and Albert School
“The most valuable day of the year regarding child protection”
J. Bell, Deputy Headteacher, Our Lady and St Chad Catholic School
“Excellent informed legal perspective of complex and changing area of school responsibility”
J. Gray, Headteacher, All Saints C of E Primary School
“One should attend every year if one has responsibility for child protection in schools”
D. Taylor, Child Protection Officer, Alumwell Business and Enterprise College
“Focussed, relevant and practical. A “must attend” for DSP and CPO’s”
R. Wilson, Deputy Headteacher, East Barnet School