The statutory guidance for keeping children safe in education, published in September 2022, details how schools’ safeguarding policies and procedures ought to protect children. Safeguarding in schools encompasses a broad range of existing and emerging challenges to keeping children safe; tackling harassment and violence, responding to allegations of harm and supporting vulnerable students are just some of the key areas schools must consider. Through sharing best practice in creating safe school cultures and developing robust safeguarding policies, schools can work together to successfully protect all their pupils, including their most vulnerable children.

  • Online grooming crimes have risen by more than 80% in four years, according to NSPCC (2022)
  • 90% of girls interviewed by Ofsted said that sexist name calling and sending of explicit pictures of videos happened ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes’ (2021)
  • Childline delivered almost 20,000 counselling sessions in the year ending March 2019 where abuse was the primary concern

Join us at The Safeguarding Children in Schools Conference 2023 to hear the latest policies and strategies from experts across the education sector in improving safeguarding policies and procedures. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including safeguarding children with SEND, tackling online harms and responding to safeguarding allegations. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the education sector to share common challenges in improving safeguarding procedures.

Why Attend:
✓ Hear the latest policies and strategies for implementing and delivering successful safeguarding policies
✓ Best practice examples of partnership working between schools and external agencies
✓ Engage with selected case studies addressing key challenges including tackling sexual harassment and upskilling staff
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the education sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

This is a live event taking place online:

 Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
 Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
 Review event materials and presentations post-event
 Receive additional resources to boost your learning and support you in your role


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Sarah Adams, Lecturer: Education Studies, The Open University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Adopting a Whole-School Approach: Developing Successful Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

    Kay Joel, Senior Consultant (Education), NSPCC (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Creating a Safe and Supportive School Culture and Responding to Safeguarding Concerns

    Alice Stratford, Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Reading School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • On Demand Case Study: Strategies for Supporting and Protecting Looked After Children in School

    Rachel Sammels-Moore, Headteacher, Virtual School for Children in Care Derbyshire

  • Case Study: Working in Partnership to Safeguard Children: Providing Wrap-Around Wellbeing Support

    • Adopting a multi-agency approach: establishing communication and connections between key local stakeholders
    • Insights into sharing data and information between schools and partner agencies, while respecting confidentiality
    • Tips for forming partnerships between schools and partner organisations to provide financial support for wellbeing provision
    • Creating a joined-up system: reducing the need for referrals between services and breaking down barriers to wellbeing support
    • Safeguarding looked-after children: working with external agencies to provide integrated services and pathways to support

    Stephen Steinhaus, Executive Principal, Solihull Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges and Sharing Successes in Improving Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in changing and improving safeguarding policies in schools, allowing you to share your experiences and best practice.

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Digital Safeguarding: Protecting Children from Online Harms

    • Guidance on teaching online safety to children to effectively manage and protect their use of technology
    • Incorporating the perspectives of young people into e-safety policies to ensure they accurately reflect life online
    • Overcoming challenges in filtering and monitoring ICT usage in schools: key tips
    • Training staff to identify the signs of online grooming to protect children from exploitation and image-based abuse

    Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Ensuring Staff Recruitment and Training Measures Adhere to Safeguarding Regulations

    • Upskilling teaching staff to identify children facing harm to prevent escalation
    • Building confidence in NQTs: providing targeted professional development to learn new strategies in safeguarding management
    • Safer Recruitment: tools for conducting risk assessments to identify the safety of new hires
    • Robust measures to ensuring volunteers and temporary staff meet vigilant safeguarding regulations

    Lynn Knapp, Headteacher, Windmill Primary School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks 

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be school leaders from across the education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision-makers
✓ Meet your target audience in the Sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading experts across the Sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate: : £449 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate:: £649 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: : £379 +VAT+VAT

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