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safeguarding training, updates and resources for schools

From January 2021 Services For Education will be providing the safeguarding subscription for all schools in Birmingham.

We are launching a digital service that all schools and settings can use to develop, support and enhance their own safeguarding expertise and practice. We have worked with colleagues in BCC and within schools to tailor the support.

This really is the best way for your school to stay up to date with safeguarding training and knowledge throughout the year.

Our award-winning team of advisers are highly experienced and work with over 1,200 senior safeguarding staff each year. If you’re based in Birmingham, you will no doubt recognise them!

Interested in our safeguarding subscription? Pop across your details if you want to be the first to know when we’ve launched in January.

what's included in the subscription?


You will also receive discount vouchers for some SFE DSL and safer recruitment training which is endorsed by Birmingham City Council, and unlimited discount on our certificated online safeguarding courses.

topics that will be covered over a two-year subscription

1. Child Sexual Exploitation

2. Child Criminal Exploitation: County Lines

3. Contextual safeguarding

4. Domestic Abuse

5. So called ‘honour based violence (including FGM and Forced Marriage)

6. Preventing Radicalisation

7. Peer on Peer Abuse

8. Sexual Violence and Sexual Harrassment

9. Serious Case Reviews

10. Public Sector Equality Duty

11. Bullying

12. Safer Working Practice

13. Children and the Court System

14. Children Missing From Education

15. Children with Family Members in Prison

pricing structure

We have three pricing levels for schools, depending on how many licenses you need. For example, if you have only up to 10 DSLs who need to access safeguarding training and resources, our middle package would work best at £600 per year.


1 License

£350 per year


10 Licenses

£600 per year


20 Licenses

£900 per year

about services for education

Services For Education annually provides safeguarding training to over 1000 senior leaders and governors, and has provided the majority of safeguarding training to Birmingham schools for 25 years.

We work closely with BCC and contribute to a number of city wide strategic groups. We have won multiple awards for our work with schools were winners of the including the 2019 GBCC Award for Excellence in Training and Education.

96% work with every week
we employ 230 trained teachers

our safeguarding courses

Browse our safeguarding offer below, or see our full range of training courses here. All courses will take place online until further notice.

Our advisers can also work in your school to deliver bespoke training sessions to meet your schools exact specific needs. To discuss your training requirements please email

Interested in our safeguarding subscription? Pop across your details if you want to be the first to know when we’ve launched in January.

about the team

Sandra Passmore - Services For Education - School Support and Teacher TrainingSenior 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.

Image of Jo Perrin, School Support adviser at Services For Education. Jo deals with safeguarding PSHE and RSE mattersAdviser, 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.


Register your interest below and we’ll keep you updated over the coming months, and you’ll be the first to know about our brand new subscription service when it launches in January.