Booking Deadline: Fri January 18 2019

Sexual Violence, Contextual Safeguarding and Sexually Problematic Behaviour in Special Schools

Overview

The DfE has issued advice ‘Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges’ (SVSH) (DfE May 2018) and also proposes to make aspects statutory by inclusion in KCSiE 2018. The DfE makes clear that this applies to all schools and colleges, and all children.

In addition, a new concept of ‘contextual safeguarding’ is introduced by the new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and KCSiE 2018. These areas can be particularly challenging for special schools to negotiate.

Aim

This one day course explores:

  • what is contextual safeguarding and how does it interface with Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) and peer on peer abuse
  • the statutory & non-statutory responsibilities of schools in relation to SVSH, including staff training
  • what SVSH, sexually harmful and sexually inappropriate behaviour means in the context of children with disabilities and additional needs

Learning Objectives

  • Where emerging sexual identity sits in relation to society’s expectations of learners with additional needs
  • What special schools need to put in place to be supportive and compliant schools

About the Presenter

Carolyn Eyre, Safeguarding Consultant

Carolyn Eyre is an independent safeguarding consultant, working with schools, multi-academy trusts, FE colleges, local authorities and LSCBs across England. She worked in the Local Education Authority safeguarding arena for many years, first in Education Welfare services before becoming Child Protection co-ordinator and then Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing for the authority – combining also the roles of Senior Allegations Manager and Safer Recruitment lead officer – for a large local authority.

Carolyn has a particular interest in the protection of children with disabilities; her knowledge and understanding of the complexities of safeguarding vulnerable groups has won her many friends in the special school & college sector and she is well known to NASS members.

As a member of the Safer Recruitment Consortium (NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, CAPE and NASS) Carolyn is responsible for updating and reviewing the national Safer Recruitment training. She is the only independent consultant invited to be a part of the Safer Recruitment consortium and developed, with the support of NASS members, the updated Guidance for Safe Working Practice for education professionals which was published in October 2015.

Carolyn has MA Professional Training & Development complimented by:-

  • Certificate in social work with children
  • BEd (Hons) Professional Education
  • NSPCC post-graduate Certificate of Competence
  • NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

She is currently the Chair of Trustees of a small early years provider, having previously served for 18 years as a school governor, and is also a trustee for the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen)

EVENT LOCATION

NCVO, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL

Event Details

Tue 5 Feb 2019

10:00 - 16:00

NCVO, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL

Spaces Available: 18

Delegate Pricing

NASS Member
£150.00

Associate Members
£170.00

Non-NASS Members
£199.00