Child Protection

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs


Date
28th March 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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A Practical Guide to the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR)

Description
This unique, innovative and practical workshop considers issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the Schools’ SCR in the context of the regulations, guidance and best practice.

Course objectives include:
  • To understand both the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR
  • To consider the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR
  • To explore options around format and content of the SCR
  • To equip participants with a practical understanding of all pre-employment checks for school based staff, volunteers, contractors and Agency workers
  • To help participants review their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes
The SCR forms part of the regular Ofsted inspection.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by appropriately recruited staff
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Audience

Staff responsible for setting up and/ or maintaining the Single Central Record (SCR)


Date
4th April 2019 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Tony Lampert - HR Consultant
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteachers, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on interview panels or appoint staff. It is still a requirement for every school appointments panel to include at least one member who has completed the Safer Recruitment training. Course content provides clear explanations of government guidance regarding the safer recruitment process. It also includes an update of the most recent legislation changes (i.e. the Keeping Children Safe in Education – Sept 2018, DBS, Disqualification by Association and other pre-employment checks) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is recommended that you refresh your training every 5 years.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • Will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations
  • Will comply with government guidance and legislation
Audience

All Headteachers, school Governors, Business Managers and other staff likely to sit on interview panels or administer staff appointment


Date
29th April 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person training

Description
This one day course will cover the role and responsibilities of the designated person, context, process and procedures, thresholds for intervention, how to respond to concerns and how to make schools/settings safer. It provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018, Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018, DBS etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person
  • Will know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
  • Will be able to respond to concerns (initial responses t o children and families, making and managing a referral to Children’s Services, contributing to Child Protection Conferences and the Child Protection Plan)
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with statutory government guidance
Audience

Designed for those who will be acting as and taking on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person for safeguarding and child protection


Date
30th April 2019 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Refresher Course

Description
Keeping Chidren Safe in Education, September 2018 and Government guidance requires refresher training every two years. The course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, new initiatives, issues and challenges of the role. It will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss difficulties/ problems associated with their role and to explore possible solutions. It also provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018, DBS, etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in an appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated safeguardiing lead person
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with government/statutory guidance
Audience

This course is designed for those acting as the designated safeguarding lead/ person for child protection, or their deputies, or those who have previously attended the full day Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person initial training


Date
1st May 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Managing the Influence of Social Media on Children’s Mental Health

Description
  • Explore the impact and risks the digital world is having on young people’s mental health
  • Understand how to help young people manage their life on social media and limit any risks to their mental wellbeing
  • Gain resources and strategies to address this challenging issue in your school community
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will understand the risks associated with using social media such as making friends with strangers online. They will learn protective behaviours when using social media to explore their identities.
Staff:
  • Will be able to support their pupils with online risk management and protective behaviours in relation to social media. They will be able to use latest research and teaching resources.
School:
  • Will gain knowledge of how to develop school community digital resilience when using social media. They will know how to support parents raising digital children who communicate with others online.
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
14th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Julie Bateson - Experienced CEOP Ambassador
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £75)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Keeping Children & Young People Safe from Cyber Bullying

Description
The half day course will be delivered in line with the OFSTED Framework and the DfE 2015 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and will include information on the current internet safety issue such of cyber bullying. The training will:

  • discover cutting edge anti-cyber bullying resources for schools
  • enable staff to understand the latest cyber bullying research implications for schools and families
The training will be delivered by an experienced CEOP and STEM Ambassador and an online safety specialist

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

All school staff


Date
14th June 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
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The Role of the Safeguarding Governor

Description
This course will investigate the specific and important role of the Safeguarding Governor:
  • How to ensure that the legal requirements are in place and are known and understood by all staff and adults working in your school
  • Ensuring that the expectations of OfSTED are being met, and that governors can provide evidence of their compliance
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have a clear understanding of their role. They will have the knowledge and expertise to hold the school to account for ensuring that the policies and processes are in place and that they are being consistently applied
  • Will have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
Audience

All Governors but especially those with Safeguarding responsibility


Date
20th June 2019 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Children Services Safeguarding Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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