09.00 – 09.45

Registration & Refreshments

09.45 – 10.00

Chair’s Introduction & Welcome

John McKendrick, Barrister, Hardwicke Building

10.00 – 10.35

Keynote 1

Managing the shifting challenges of safeguarding to keep children safe in schools:

A practical overview

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

10.35 – 11.10

Keynote 2

Understanding new Vetting and Barring procedures and the role of the ISA

Adrian McAllister, CEO, Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) – London

11.10 – 11.20

Questions

11.20 – 11.50

Morning Refreshments

11.50 – 12.30

Keynote 3

Appropriate and safe information sharing: Know your legal responsibilities

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

12.30 – 13.20

Streamed Sessions 1

1A

1B

1C

1D

Know the correct legal procedures for handling allegations against staff

Simon Bevan, Partner, Veale Wasbrough

Correctly handling issues of confidentiality and consent

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

Tackling cyberbullying and ensuring safe use of the internet: Your legal obligations

Mark Blois, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

Developing effective recruitment procedures to protect your students from harm

Karl Deakin, Associate, Veale Wasbrough

13.20 – 14.20

Lunch

14.20 – 15.10

Streamed Sessions 2

2A

2B

2C

2D

Exploring your powers to search students: When and how is it legally ‘reasonable’?

Richard Bird, Legal Consultant, ASCL

Dealing effectively with allegations against staff
Bob Parker, Service Manager and LADO, Safeguarding Unit, Leicester Children’s Services

Dealing with students who self harm: What are your legal responsibilities?

John McKendrick, Barrister, Hardwicke Building

Meeting your legal obligations for pupil well-being through effective partnership working

Mark Blois, Partner, 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: Meeting your legal responsibilities

Yvonne Spencer, Partner, Veale Wasbrough

Effectively protecting students from bullying: Your legal obligations

Mark Blois, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

Safeguarding students on extended work placements: What are your legal duties?

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

Balancing your responsibilities for safety with your pupils’ rights

Ingrid Sutherland, Solicitor and Consultant, Core Education and Advisory Centre for Education

16:20

Conference Close

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