Venue: Services For Education, 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4AX
During this course, which provides a face-to-face alternative to online training, delegates will improve their:
- Awareness of the scale of abuse and the need to create and maintain a safer culture within the school or service, identifying which key features of recruitment help to deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
- Awareness and understanding of offender behaviour, characteristics of abusers and of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations
- Knowledge and understanding of safer recruitment procedures including conducting structured interviews and consider practices which minimise the opportunities for abuse, encourage its prompt reporting and think about how to create and maintain an ongoing culture of vigilance
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Very informative. I feel a lot more confident in my knowledge of safer recruitment since completing the training and it has been a refresher in overall safeguarding. The facilitators were excellent.
Safeguarding Manager, Greet Primary School
The day was really informative and thought provoking. It clarified up to date requirements in relation to safer recruitment and also gave several examples of good practice. The materials provided were also very helpful. The delivery was paced well to allow time for thought and reflection.
Headteacher, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary
Clear training around a very difficult issue. I am feeling more confident in my chair role that I can offer strategic oversight of safer recruitment and safeguarding.
Chair of Governors, Acocks Green Primary School
About the Adviser
Jo Perrin - Adviser, Services For Education
Jo Perrin taught PSHE in schools for over a decade and held the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and pastoral lead. She currently works as an Education Adviser for Services For Education which allows her to combine her experience in schools with a personal knowledge of childhood trauma as a former foster carer.
In addition, Jo worked as a West Midlands’ Adviser for a national PSHE resource, has delivered a presentation to the Sex Education Forum National Members’ Event and has created a variety of RSE resources as part of her role for Services For Education.
Jo’s advisory experience is not limited to training school staff as she works with non-education based organisations to support them in safeguarding and emotional health and well-being aims and is an affiliated trainer for Mental Health At Work.
Lucie Welch – Adviser, Services For Education
Lucie Welch taught in primary schools for over 13 years, holding the roles of Assistant Head of School, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Attendance Lead as well as many subject lead roles.
Through the role of DSL, Lucie has garnered huge experience and knowledge of safeguarding which she is passionate about sharing with schools both across Birmingham and nationwide. With a strong understanding of policies and procedures, as well as safeguarding in schools at a day-to-day operational level, Lucie can provide bespoke consultancy and training on a host of safeguarding related topics.
Lucie also leads on PSHE and RSE and has a focused interest in children's emotional health and wellbeing, understanding how trauma and adverse childhood experiences can impact children, as well as educating staff and pupils on Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and Harmful Sexual Behaviour in schools.
Lucie is also a part of our Health for Life team and helps deliver the Early Career Framework on behalf of the Best Practice Network.