09.00 – 09.45

Registration and refreshments

09.45 – 10.00

Chair’s introduction and welcome

Sue Owen, Director of Well-being, National Children’s Bureau

10.00 – 10.40

Keynote 1

Vetting and Barring Scheme Update: Meeting your responsibilities for safer staffing

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

10.40 – 11.20

Keynote 2

Embedding outstanding safeguarding in your setting and demonstrating practice to Ofsted
Elizabeth Elsom, Divisional Manager, Ofsted

11.20 – 11.50

Morning refreshments

11.50 – 12.20

Keynote 3

Effective inter-agency working: Learning lessons from Serious Case Reviews and embedding good practice across your setting

Catherine Rushforth, Early Years Consultant and Trainer in Safeguarding

12.20 – 13.20

Streamed sessions 1




Effectively communicating and training your staff on child protection policies and procedures
Jacky Cole & Margery Dunlevy, Area Coordinators and Designated Senior Persons, Flying Start

Making the decision to refer, understanding thresholds and providing appropriate information
Sandra Papworth, Safeguarding Children Trainer, Cambridgeshire County Council

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

Dai Durbridge, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP

13.20 – 14.20


14.20 – 15.20

Streamed sessions 2




Establishing and maintaining clear codes of conduct to ensure good safeguarding practice across your Early Years setting

Catherine Rushforth, Early Years Consultant and Trainer in Safeguarding Children

Working in partnership with parents: discussing disclosures, staff concerns and supporting troubled families

Sheena Gilby, Headteacher and Ann Marshall, Children’s Centre Co-ordinator, Pound Park Nursery School

Managing the psychological impact of working with a child at risk or in need and providing effective support for the child and your team
Nicola Webb, Child Psychologist and Jennifer Savage, Assistant Head, Moreland and King Square  Children’s Centre & Children’s Centre Social Worker, Finsbury Children’s Centres

15.20 – 15.40

Afternoon refreshments

15.40 – 16.30

Streamed Sessions 3




Managing  allegations against staff and implementing an effective whistle blowing policy in your setting

Gail McNally, Inclusion & Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Salford City Council and Lynn Blay, Operations Manager, Holyrood Nurseries

Effective use of the Common Assessment Framework to support safeguarding and early intervention work
Dr. Ruth M. MacConville
Head of the SENS Team, London Borough of Ealing

Tackling neglect and emotional abuse: Reading the signs and effectively supporting the child
Fiona Phillips, Quality, Training and Development Services Manager, and Wendy Heller, Childcare Development Manager, Southwark Children’s Services


Conference close