safeguarding courses

By coming on these courses you can rest assured that your staff will be trained to their jobs effectively, to do all that they can to keep your children safe from harm”  Dr Sandra Passmore – Senior Education Adviser at Services For Education

We have courses to suit every kind of job role that involves contact with children, whether it be whole staff general safeguarding or analysis of specific safeguarding issues such as CSE, FGM or safer recruitment. These include centre-based, in-house training sessions, online courses and bespoke consultations. Scroll down to browse our offer or email us at to find out more.

safeguarding for Dsls and governors

safeguarding subscription

Services For Education is providing the safeguarding subscription for all schools in Birmingham from January 2021. We have worked with colleagues within Birmingham Local Authority and schools to tailor the support.

  • Meet the requirements of training all your staff and governors
  • Meet your own CPD needs
  • Make sure that the safeguarding system within your school or setting is effective and supports the wellbeing of your pupils.

This really is the best way to stay informed and to ensure your school is up to date with all your safeguarding requirements.

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other safeguarding courses

course feedback

‘Due to the nature of the materials the course was very intense, however the presenters were very knowledgeable and took their time to fully explain and answer questions thoroughly.

The course materials were very detailed and concise and I am sure will be invaluable as I start this journey into an area that is completely alien. It was great to go over specific examples and talk through the best way to approach the concerns.’

Nazreen Malik – Hodge Hill Girls’ School – Birmingham Assistant Head

awards we have won

Birmingham Chambers - Logo Services For Education - School Support

2019 Award Winners
Excellence In Training and Education

Birmingham Awards - Services For Education - Music Service

2018 Award Winners
Contribution to Education

2019 Award Winners
Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

why services for education?

about services for education

Services For Education provides a wide range of services and professional development opportunities to enable schools to meet their wider safeguarding requirements to ensure children and young people are protected from harm.

We have courses to suit every kind of job role that involves contact with children, whether it be whole staff general safeguarding or analysis of specific safeguarding issues such as CSE, FGM or safer recruitment.

These include centre-based, in-house training sessions, online courses and bespoke consultations, depending on your needs. A number of these are accredited or validated by external organisations to provide delegates with a nationally recognised certification. Find out more about us, here.

about the team

Senior Adviser, Services For Education

Sandra is a Senior Adviser in the School Support Service and has extensive experience in safeguarding, health and wellbeing and evidence based practice. She has worked nationally with key government departments (Departments of Health and Education) to help shape strategy and policy whilst still retaining the focus on working for the best outcomes for children and young people.

She has a PhD on the psychology of health related choices which has informed the development of award winning, evidence based programmes such as Health for Life in primary schools and Health for Life in nursery schools which have been proven to have a sustainable impact on improving the health and wellbeing of children and families.

Sandra has for many years been a lead in developing and delivering the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) training that trains and supports all headteachers, senior leaders and other staff. She has been pivotal in expanding the remit of the safeguarding work to also include issues such as domestic abuse and sexual violence and harassment within the education context.

Sandra passion for improving the lives of children has lead her to develop work within Public Health and managed RCT (Randomised Control Trials) on the effectiveness of interventions such as the daily mile. She is also working with colleagues both locally and nationally to reduce health inequalities in children both in early years and primary schools. Additionally Sandra has written books for teachers and pupils as well as peer reviewed academic journal papers.

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 child protection and childhood trauma as a 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.

Adviser, Services For Education

Over a career spanning 20 years, Tricia has been involved in primary Education in a variety of contexts – as a teacher; senior leader; headteacher (within an LEA and within an Academy) and teacher educator. She is an experienced, successful headteacher, having led two schools since 2010.

For three years Tricia was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Wolverhampton. In this role she was Module leader for English and Lead Tutor for the PGCE. Tricia is part of our School improvement team and is a tutor on the SFE primary initial teacher training programme.

She is the Lead English Adviser and co-leads on our curriculum development programme. Another key part of her most recent work has been embedding an understanding of cognitive theory into CPD, and ensuring this is the basis of work going forward.

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