“ Inspectors will give particular priority to assessing how effectively schools work in partnership with other providers in order to promote better outcomes for pupils”. Ofsted 2009

Partnership working is integral for effective safeguarding and ensuring all your students receive the support and protection they need to achieve their full potential.

Following Lord Laming’s recommendations, Ofsted are now inspecting the ‘extent and effectiveness’ of partnership activity and the DCSF have made clear, “Children can only be safeguarded properly if the key agencies work effectively together”.

> What are the best ways to overcome barriers to inter-agency working so your students get the support they need, when they need it?
> Are you confident in your professional judgement when making the decision to refer? What can you do when referrals are not taken up?

At the Working in Partnership to Safeguard Vulnerable Students Conference you will gain practical guidance for developing effective multi-agency working so you can maximise your effectiveness in promoting well-being, and ensure your students are safe.

Click here to see an overview of this event. You can also see details of the day in our conference programme.

Comments from last year’s delegates:

“ Essential for Child Protection Officers”. Dave Corbin, Weymouth College

“ An enjoyable day packed full of useful guidance”.

Simon Price-Whittle, Deputy Head, Erith School

“ Good range of speakers who were able to offer very practical and realistic ideas that can be taken back to implement”.

Wendy Watts, London Borough of Camden

“ Very good speakers with a depth of knowledge and able to give lots of real scenarios”.
Samantha Crinnion, Headteacher, Merlin Primary School