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Designated safeguarding lead training conferences 2018

Designated Safeguarding lead training conference 2018
1 October 2018, 5 October 2018, 22 October 2018

Attendance at one of the days required by designated safeguarding leads.

Pre-conference suggested reading:  please ensure you are familiar with part 1, part 2 and Part 5 of Keeping children safe in education (2018).


  • To receive an update on Keeping children safe in education (2018)
  • To be updated on commissioned health arrangements and partnership working
  • To ensure designated safeguarding leads know and understand : ‘county lines’, peer-on-peer abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment and contextual safeguarding; and the implications for their practice
  • To revisit MASH procedures and how to make effective referrals to MASH, using signs of safety model to structure thinking
  • To consider on the role of the Engage service, particular with young people at risk of criminal activity


8.45am:  Keeping children safe in education 2018, implications for policy and practice, senior education safeguarding officer, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

9.00am:  Keynote speech – ‘peer-on-peer abuse’ and  ‘contextual safeguarding’ University of Bedfordshire

10.00am: Workshops

10.45am: Break

11.00am: Workshop

11.45am: Workshop

12.30am: Lunch

1.15pm:  tools and resources (contextual safeguarding and peer-on-peer abuse) – University of Bedfordshire

2.00pm: Workshop

2.45pm: Break

3.00pm: Prevent: WMCTU

3.30pm: School nursing service, Kooth and Solar

3.50pm – 4pm: Plenary and conference closure


There will be four workshops, with all four running four times during the day

Workshop one
Contextual safeguarding/peer-on-peer abuse: case study work

Workshop two
Online safety and sexting – reporting on schools audit outcomes, implications for policy and practice.

Workshop three
MASH update – making effective referrals, using signs of safety, protective behaviour. The role of the youth inclusion support service in working through the Engage service with perpetrators of peer on peer abuse, including sexual violence and harassment, physical violence etc.

Workshop four
County lines