During this course, which provides a face-to-face alternative to online training, participants will improve their:
- Awareness of the scale of abuse and the need to create and maintain a safer culture within the school or service
- Understanding of offender behaviour, characteristics of abusers and of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations
- An understanding of safer recruitment procedures including conducting structured interviews
It is run by Services For Education (Accredited Safer Recruitment trainer) in partnership with BCC School and Governor Support.
For more information, please contact us or call 0121 366 9950.
About the Course Leader
Liz Bates – Education Adviser
Liz taught for over 25 years before becoming an education adviser specialising in Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing.
She has successfully supported many schools in their approach to both pupil and staff wellbeing, providing training and consultancy around emotionally safe classrooms, secure bases for pupils and staff, attachment and trauma, mental health and mental illness, Protective Behaviours, and other issues relating to wellbeing.
Much of Liz’s work is bespoke, creating support packages through dialogue with individual schools. Liz has written 3 books and teaching resource packs for schools and other organisations that work with children.
These have been extremely well received and are used nationally, helping children explore the internal world of their feelings and thoughts, manage anxiety and self-calm. Liz regularly runs workshops and speaks at conferences around the country. Liz also works as a wellbeing advisor for Optimus and a trainer for the Anna Freud Centre in London.