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About this Seminar:
When Safeguarding Gets Serious
A surprisingly large (and growing) number of Headteachers, senior leaders, Designated Senior Persons (DSPs) and other members of school staff are being summoned as witnesses to a wide range of courts and tribunals. School leaders and staff are now regularly required to give statements, to appear as witnesses and to produce records relating to child protection and safeguarding concerns affecting their pupils. This is never an easy experience and can have a significant impact on leaders, staff members and the reputation of schools. This session will provide you with the practical steps that you can take to prepare yourself, your staff, your governing body and your school for such an eventuality.
About the Speaker:
Safeguarding Expert One Team Logic (My Concern)
Martin Baker (in addition to being a school governor) is one of three founding members of One Team Logic, the South Wales-based company that conceived and created MyConcern the safe and secure software for managing safeguarding in any educational setting.
Martin had previous careers in five different UK police forces in England and Wales and was the Chief Constable of Dorset Police. During his policing careers he had personal responsibility for both child and adult safeguarding in a variety of roles and settings. Consequently, he understands intimately the strategic and operational challenges facing schools, safeguarding and senior leaders, particularly in relation to information sharing, multi-agency working and giving evidence in court (whether that be family or crown court).