09.00 – 09.45

Registration & Refreshments

09.45 – 10.00

Chair’s introduction & welcome
John Brownlow, Head of Partnerships and Representation, NSPCC

10.00 – 10.35

Keynote 1

Translating policy into practice and managing the shifting challenges of safeguarding in education: An update and overview of developments
Richard Bird, Legal Consultant, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

10.35 – 11.10

Keynote 2

The Vetting and Barring Scheme review – understanding changes to the scheme and ensuring safer staffing in your school

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP and Editor, Education Law Update (formerly Legal Expertise)

11.10 – 11.20

Questions

11.20 – 11.50

Morning Refreshments

11.50 – 12.30

Keynote 3

Understanding your liability for safeguarding students beyond the school gates and tackling gang activity
Yvonne Spencer, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

12.30 – 13.20

Streamed Sessions 1

1A

1B

1C

1D

Legal responsibilities for information sharing, confidentiality and consent: What to share, with whom and when?

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP and Editor, Education Law Update (formerly Legal Expertise)

Ensuring compliance with safeguarding regulations in the Ofsted inspection framework

Mark Blois, Head of Education Law, Browne Jacobson LLP

Step-by-step guide to carrying out effective risk assessments to keep your students safe from harm

Rosie Carter, Programme Director, SafeChild

Pupil restraint, use of force and confiscation: Your legal powers explained
Doug Melia, Director, Defend UK

13.20 – 14.20

Lunch

14.20 – 15.10

Streamed Sessions 2

2A

2B

2C

2D

Correctly handling allegations against staff

Richard Bird, Legal Consultant, Association of School and College Leaders

Your new legal duties under the Vetting and Barring scheme: ‘minded to bar’, expressing a legitimate interest and making referrals

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP and Editor, Education Law Update (formerly Legal Expertise)

Your legal obligations to protect students from bullying and correct procedures for handling pupil on pupil abuse

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Legal duties for tackling cyberbullying and establishing appropriate codes of conduct for staff and pupil communication

Mark Blois, Head of Education Law, Browne Jacobson LLP

15.10 – 15.30

Afternoon Refreshments

15.30 – 16.20

Streamed Sessions 3

3A

3B

3C

3D

Safeguarding pupils in Independent Schools: Ensuring compliance with the ‘Independent School Standards’

Simon Bevan, Head of Education Law,

Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Updating your recruitment procedures to ensure you are meeting your new legal obligations for safer staffing

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP and Editor, Education Law Update (formerly Legal Expertise)

Balancing your responsibilities for safety with your pupils’ rights

Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers, Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Ensuring compliance with safeguarding regulations in the Ofsted inspection framework

Mark Blois, Head of Education Law, Browne Jacobson LLP

16:20

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