Safeguarding Conference 2022 Workshops

One Education have a wide range of different workshops at this year's Safeguarding Conference for delegates to choose from, suiting different roles and requirements. A short summary will be included about each one to help you decide which workshops would develop your CPD the greatest and would like to attend on the day. Please visit again for further updates.

By One Education on 13 Oct 2021

Workshop A - Jeff Burns and Anthony Gilfillan:


What skill sets do I need to hold a genuine Strength Based Team around Child Meeting? This workshop explains how a Strength Based Approach works in practical terms, when assessing level of need. Also how you capture the voice of children and young people when managing everything else around your school and what helping families to help themselves really looks like.


Jeff Burns and Anthony Gilfillan have been involved in the development of Manchester's Early Help Approach since its inception in 2015. Having undertaken several roles within the Central District E.H Hub, they have taken their passion, commitment and evidenced faith in a Strength Based Early help approach, with them into Manchester City Councils Early Help Programme Team. We have developed and deliver a wide range of information guidance and training experiences, primarily designed for use by practitioners from across all sectors. In addition to our involvement to date of Manchester's E.H.A, we are responsible for managing a number of web and social media accounts, designed to share the Early Help message with supporting resources aimed to an improvement in the quality of E.H.A’s registered by practitioners. Early%20Help

Workshop B - Deirdre McConnell:


This workshop will explore the how why what who when and where of a whole school trauma informed approach. As Safeguarding Leads you know that trauma, rooted in ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) can lead to complex challenges for your pupils and staff across school. Come to this workshop to find out about the ‘biological paradox’ of the ‘drive to survive’ and the ‘longing to connect’ and how we can work with this human phenomenon in school, using insights from interpersonal neurobiology. We will look at techniques, collaborative thinking and what to consider when setting up processes to manage school-wide situations well. You will leave with practical examples and strategies for transformational and exciting changes.


An artist, teacher, trainer and PSGE Ma registered art psychotherapist. Deirdre is experienced in early intervention and complex casework. Her interests include: children’s rights and human rights; creativity and neuroscience; psycho-spiritual and self-care models. She is a guest lecturer at several universities, speaker at national and international conferences and practitioner PhD researcher.

Workshop C - Jane Gregory:


Jane Gregory is the CEO of Salford Survivor project, a registered charity that offers support to anyone affected by domestic abuse. As well as being a fully qualified youth worker, Jane is an empowerment coach and the North West regional spokesperson for Domestic Abuse. Passionate about educating everyone about Domestic abuse, Jane has developed and delivered workshops in schools, working with young people around building and understanding healthy relationships. Jane speaks passionately, openly and honestly of personal stories in regards to domestic violence, making Jane a powerful speaker. SGconf%20Jane%20Gregory

Workshop D - CPOMS:


This workshop will cover the basic overview of CPOMS for anyone who doesn’t currently use it, as well as some in depth reporting options, and updates on various new features that have been released. We will cover how schools can ensure that they’re making the most of CPOMS including customising their categories and also using various parts of the system more effectively. We will also cover our newly released SCR and Staff system. Due to the popularity and ease of use for CPOMS, our schools requested that we look at a staff option and to this end we have developed this to ensure that the SCR and Staff information can be easily kept up to date in a secure and streamlined way.


CPOMS is a BETT Award Winning software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding, SEND and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues. Working alongside a school’s existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS is an intuitive system to help with the management of child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, SEND, domestic issues and much more. Using CPOMS, schools can ensure that students are safe and fully supported, whilst school staff can focus on teaching and providing support, instead of administration. CPOMS is the clear market leader in the sector trusted by over 8000 schools – it’s “the glue that pulls everything together.”

Workshop E - Alyson Knowles:


Safeguarding Supervision has a proven positive impact on how we safeguard the children in our care, the wellbeing of staff and in turn greatly improves the outcomes for our children and young people. During this One Education workshop we will be taking an in-depth look at Safeguarding Supervision. What it is? Why it should be part of every provisions safeguarding approach, policy and procedures, and why it is becoming more prevalent within the Education Sector? We will also be looking at the statutory guidance, legislation, case studies and discussing how supervision really should be a vital part of every school.


Alyson began her career as a SEN TA, and later achieving a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. Alyson’s specialisms are children & families, complex family support and mental health. Alyson is a Deputy Safeguarding Lead for One Education and provides Education Welfare and Safeguarding support and training to schools both at a strategic and direct level. She is NSPCC trained and able to offer professional casework supervision to DSLs in school. OneEducation__0034_Alyson%20Knowles1

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