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**Looking Ahead to Ofsted **

We will be looking at:


• what to expect on the day of your inspection

• what is required to achieve Good/Outstanding at inspection

• importance of effective and consistent safeguarding practices in your setting

• the key components to ensure safe and inclusive recruitment

• tools to improve your practice

• what makes a setting truly inclusive to all children, families and staff members

• the role of LADO, MASH

• the role of the Early Years Inclusion Team

LAC and Virtual School - an overview for Governors

This session will provide governors with an overview of the virtual school and how it supports children in care. It will cover the main responsibilities, including statutory duties of a school's Designated Teacher as well as consider some of the barriers to learning that children in our care, previously looked after children, and children known to social care may have.

Governors will:

  • have a greater understanding about the role of the virtual school in supporting the education of children in care 
  • have a greater understanding of the main responsibilities including statutory duties, that each school’s Designated Teacher has
  • be aware of some of the barriers to learning that children in our care, previously looked after children, and children known to social care may have

All Governors

Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Training

This one-day course will cover the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), help participants understand safeguarding thresholds to help make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised. How to recognise, respond to, refer and record concerns about a child. 

The course will assist you to understand statutory safeguarding legislation and guidance that forms your organisation’s processes and procedures to safeguard and protect children. This will include the current Keeping Children Safe in Education - Working Together to Safeguard Children, and The role of the DSL at a Child Protection Case Conference. 

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
  • know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
  • be able to respond to concerns (initial responses to 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 compliant with statutory government guidance

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

100% of attendees to have completed feedback, would recommend this course.
Royal Greenwich Restorative Approaches Conference 2023
A Balancing Act: exploring power dynamics in restorative practice

The Royal Borough of Greenwich RA conference 2023, delivered in partnership with the University of Greenwich, will create a reflective space for practitioners and students to consider the intricacies and impact of power in restorative practice. 

The in-person event will include contributions from academics, individuals with lived experience and practitioners from the field and will support participants to understand how to recognise and manage the power dynamics at play in restorative processes. 

Programme, with more speakers to be announced soon:

  • Keynote: Professor Darrick Jolliffe, Professor of Criminology at University of Greenwich
  • Workshop sessions give participants new ideas to implement in practice.  Topics include 'The power of story and personal narrative in RP' and 'Exploring co-production and empowering agreements in RP'
  • Presentation to students who have attained the Royal Borough of Greenwich and University of Greenwich Level 5 Certificate in Restorative Practice

Practitioners will 

  • have the opportunity to share best practice
  • learn from experts in the field about creative ways to utilise restorative processes

Restorative practitioners from education, social care, criminal justice, prison and community safety teams. We encourage staff from children and adult contexts to attend.

This event is relevant for staff who have already been trained in Restorative Approaches, as well as those who are interested in finding out more about how the approach can be used.

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