Safeguarding Conference 2019

Safeguarding Conference 2019

Our Safeguarding Children Conference brings together national leaders & experts in safeguarding and child protection.

Through hearing from highly regarded keynote speakers and attending workshops, delegates will explore key safeguarding issues for schools and academies. Plus throughout the day you will have the opportunity to visit exhibitor stands and explore more safeguarding issues.

This year will be our 5th annual Safeguarding Conference.

Event Details:

Date: 8th February 2019

Venue: The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M15 1FN

Suitable for: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Deputy Safeguarding Leads, SENDCo's, Pastoral Staff & Attendance

Conference Agenda:

  • 8.45 - 9.15: Registration - tea/coffee and the opportunity to browse the exhibitors
  • 9.15 - 9.30: Introduction from Kieran McDermott, One Education Chief Executive
  • 9.30 - 10.15: Keynote Speaker - Prof Dame Sue Bailey, DBE FRCPsych
  • 10.20 - 11.20: Workshop 1
  • 11.20 - 11.35: Tea/Coffee Break
  • 11.35 - 12.35: Workshop 2
  • 12.35 - 1.20: Lunch
  • 1.25 - 2.25: Workshop 3
  • 2.30 - 3.15: Keynote Speaker - DC Paul Cawsey & DC Jason Robinson
  • 3.15 - 3.30: Evaluation and close



Workshop Details

Keynote Speaker: Prof Dame Sue Bailey


Children, Young People & Mental Health –The role of Schools & Academies

Professor Dame Bailey promotes the idea of prevention and the role of education establishments to support young people regarding mental health. This keynote will explore the role of schools & academies within mental health – and adopting a whole school approach. How schools can have a preventative role, and what measures should be instigated to support individuals. It will highlight the importance of early intervention and working in partnership with children & young people.

Sue has worked across the field of mental health as both a clinician and researcher. As a national leader in her profession of psychiatry and medicine, when President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists she helped bring Parity in law for mental health.

As Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges she has helped doctors understand the importance of the mental health and well-being of their patients whatever their illness or circumstance. She continually works with young people to inform policy makers locally nationally and internationally about what matters and how together we can improve the mental health of young people families and local populations.

Currently she is Chair of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC), Chair at Centre for Mental Health, Senior Clinical Advisor to Health Education England (HEE) for Mental Health and a Non-Executive Director at Manchester University NHS Foundation trust.

Keynote Speakers: DC Paul Cawsey & DC Jason Robinson

The North West Counter Terrorism Prevent Team: Counter terrorism Case Officers – Prevent Team

The Prevent Team from Counter Terrorism Policing North West will be joining us as keynote speakers to talk about the Prevent initiative across Greater Manchester and the North West. In doing so they will draw out and highlight the similarities in vulnerabilities and intervention options across a number of thematics including Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse and Criminal Exploitation.

Police Constable Jason Robinson is a long-serving Counter Terrorism Case Officer with years of experience in Prevent policing and the safeguarding of individuals under Channel in the districts of Manchester, Stockport and Trafford. This is based upon a foundation of neighbourhood policing experience which Jason gained in Greater Manchester Police’s South Manchester District.

Police Constable Paul Cawsey has conducted the role of Counter Terrorism Case Officer for the Salford District for two years. Prior to this he was an investigator for Project Phoenix in Manchester and Salford investigating child sexual exploitation and safeguarding vulnerable children.

Through his posting as a Neighbourhood Beat Officer in South Manchester he also worked closely with schools around a number of safeguarding issues including parental domestic violence and what has become known as ‘county lines’ exploitation.


Matthew will share his experiences and suggest strategies that schools could use to help identify those that are vulnerable and tackle the difficulties that they face.

Exploring the research and finds of Doctor Firmin from the University of Bedfordshire on Peer on Peer abuse and contextual safeguarding. Discuss putting strategies into place enabling schools to have a whole school proactive approach in keeping children safe from their peers in and out of school.

This workshop will look at current legislation, Ofsted requirements and the latest KCSIE 2018 guidance and whether you are compliant regarding single Central records and safer recruitment.

This workshop will provide you with information about the software system and how to ensure that you are making the most of it. CPOMs will also have an exhibitors stand for you to ask individual questions and find out more.

This workshop will look at the processes in place in an organisation for ensuring employees feel comfortable in speaking up to ensure young people and children are safeguarded.

The workshop will cover the county lines framework, gangs and organised crime groups, vulnerability to and characteristics of county lines victims and what signs to look out for.

The workshop will look at children and young people’s use of the internet and their vulnerability to grooming and online abuse, as well as examining the law and offending behaviour.

Domestic Abuse has a detrimental affect on behaviour, learning, attendance and psychological well being. This workshop will cover the dynamics of abusive relationships, the psychological impact on children and young people and how to support children, young people and families affected by domestic abuse.