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Designated safeguarding lead training conferences 2019


  • To be updated locally and nationally on safeguarding matters relating to education including Keeping children safe in education (2019).
  • To be updated on changes to children’s social work locally and how the former early help service (Engage) has been integrated into the new arrangement.
  • To update designated safeguarding leads on: Operation Encompass, serious violence ‘upskirting’, weapons and knife crime, ‘county lines’ and hate crime and local policing arrangements.
  • On-line safety curriculum, keeping data safe online, mobile devices policy and the Voyeurism Act 2019.
  • An update on the troubled families programme.
  • An update on the revised local safeguarding partnership arrangements.
  • Alternative provision and the impacts for practice
  • Update on female genital mutilation (FGM), mental health and the 2020 safeguarding curriculum requirement.


9:00am: Welcome, introduction to conference, safeguarding updates and implications for practice.

9:20am: Changes to children’s social work and early help service (formerly Engage)

9.40am: Working groups to explore changes to children’s social work and early help service (formerly Engage)

10:15am: Break

10:30am: Workshop

11.15am: Workshop

12:00pm: Troubled families update

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Update on local safeguarding partnership (LSCP) arrangements.

1:30pm: Workshop

2:15pm: Break

2:30pm: Workshop

3.15pm: Youth offending service

3:45pm: Plenary

4:00pm: Close


Workshops will run four times over each day, and will be rotated, with around 30 delegates in each workshop.

Workshop 1: Alternative provision and elective home education

Workshop 2: Education and police joint workshop

Workshop 3: Online safety curriculum

Workshop 4: Safeguarding curriculum