HSCP and IOWSCP Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2024 (Hampshire Local Authority Maintained Schools)

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HSCP and IOWSCP Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2024 (Hampshire Local Authority Maintained Schools)

Tuesday 18th June 2024

9.15am to 3.30pm

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the HSCP and IOWSCP Designated Safeguarding Leads Conference. The conference is designed to support those in the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in engaging with a child-centred, multi-agency response to safeguarding concerns. As noted in ‘Working Together to Improve School Attendance’ (DfE), it is “recognised that children missing education can act as a vital warning sign to a range of safeguarding issues including neglect, sexual abuse and child sexual and criminal exploitation”. The conference will focus on the role of DSLs in supporting and building school engagement for all pupils, with a “support first” approach. The conference will explore how this approach is informed by an understanding of the child’s lived experience and their wider context.

Delegates attending the conference will hear important updates regarding statutory guidance including the Prevent Duty, referral pathways and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships Threshold Chart. Important information will also be shared regarding recent local learning from case reviews and audits, as well as new tools and resources designed to support professionals working in schools in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Themes covered during the day will include identifying and supporting young carers, child-on-child abuse and the role of schools in supporting the mental health of children and young people.   

Following on from the success of previous DSL conferences, this year’s event will be held virtually on MS Teams. Providing a delegate attends the whole day, this conference will satisfy the statutory refresher training for DSLs, as identified in KCSiE 2023.  This event is open to all DSLs across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight early years settings, schools and colleges.

Virtual Conference

  • Understand the recent changes to statutory guidance, including ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and the Prevent Duty.
  • Understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in relation to the Prevent Duty.
  • Strengthen understanding of safeguarding in the context of school engagement.
  • Explore how professionals can build school engagement with a “support first” approach, particularly for those most vulnerable pupils.
  • Understand current multi-agency work being undertaken to identify and support young carers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
  • Explore HSCP toolkits and resources to support the work of DSLs with children and their families.
  • Strengthen understanding of important local guidance and frameworks, such as the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnerships Threshold Chart and the HIPS Joint Working Protocol for the Professional Challenge and Resolution of Professional Difference.
  • Develop awareness of themes emerging from local reviews and audits across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Cost for Attendance: £30 per delegate (This payment will be made via an internal journal transfer)

Charges will be posted to:

  • Your school’s main Cost Centre
  • GL Code 5925
  • Text: HSCP and IOWSCP DSL Conference 2024

Please note that you will not be charged VAT as it is not applicable to this product