This conference, hosted on 25 September 2012 in London, was an opportunity to hear the Children’s Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson launch the Office of Children’s Commissioner’s (OCC) new practical safeguarding tips for primary schools, based on research produced by NSPCC in partnership with Youthworks.
The OCC had commissioned the NSPCC and Youthworks to examine best safeguarding practice in schools and produce both a report and practical tips to help schools better identify and support children they are concerned about. The conference provided a platform for experts to clearly put across the key messages of the day - the development of outstanding safeguarding practices is crucial to achieve the best outcomes for children. Only when children feel safe can they reach their full potential.
Delegates were overwhelmingly positive about the conference with tweets including “Great morning of presentations at NSPCC #SafeEd2012 conference!” and “Feeling inspired #SafeEd2012”. Their positive feedback was also commented throughout the conference:
“Thanks for excellent and well informed conference, which incorporated a good multi agency approach”
“Thank you for a most helpful day which will have a direct impact in my school and help us to do safeguarding better”
“Ideas will be taken back to my workplace, our expectation is clearer and the importance of certain things e.g. leadership”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Back Up, InVentry, Lucy Faithfull Foundation and Stop it Now UK and Ireland, SG World Limited, TMG CRB and Virtual College for their support on the day.
A joined up approach to safeguarding: drafting and implementing effective policies and procedures (PDF, 416KB)
Melbourne Junior School
Cyberbullying and e-safety: messages from the Cybersurvey (PDF, 712KB)
Youthworks and B.I.G
"You have someone to trust": practical tips for schools (PDF, 184KB)
Providing the leadership and management for safeguarding (PDF, 68KB)
Julie Mortimer and Michelle North
Whole school approach to e-safety (PDF, 1.57MB)
Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning
An inclusive holistic approach to safeguarding (PDF, 416KB)
Vale of Evesham School
Engaging and working with parents (PDF, 2.41MB)
NSPCC resources for protecting children in schools, colleges and academies
Guidance, policy, practice and research.