KCSIE 18 requires schools to keep the DSL team and all staff up-to-date with the safeguarding agenda. These Area Conferences will look at the major topics that will affect schools and settings within the context of the wider areas at a City-wide or National level. These strategic Area Safeguarding Conferences build on the more operational District Safeguarding Network Briefings.
Each Conference is an all-day event designed to look at the wider safeguarding concerns, with invited speakers including system experts, regional or national leads. It is the intention of these briefings to enable you as a school or setting to meet:
- The statutory requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018,
- Up-date yourself with regards to safeguarding topics
- Provide you with information to feed into your 2018/19 Section 175 self-assessment tool.
Attendance is encouraged from the DSL in every school regardless of its designation and also other members of the senior leadership team who have strategic oversight of safeguarding within the organisation. Learning from these conferences can then be cascaded, as appropriate, to staff within your school.
We look forward to welcoming you at this event.