This course is an introductory course on Child Protection and Safeguarding, tailored for those working in an international school context. It is equivalent to Level 1 training and is suitable for all school staff, irrespective of their position in the organisation, to gain a basic understanding of safeguarding children and their responsibilities.
KEY AUDIENCE: All school staff
This course for international schools will cover the following content:
- Understanding broad definitions of child abuse and neglect;
- Dealing appropriately with disclosures;
- How a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs;
- Understanding child abuse victim and offender behavior;
- Understanding how to respond and speak to children who have disclosed or are suspected of being abused;
- Acting appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm;
- Understanding the Child Protection system and professional roles within your school and country;
- Responsibilities in respect of FGM, Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation and Extremism;
- Statutory and policy directives within your school.
REGISTRATION FEES: US$ 195
Cancellation Date: 5th February 2020
From September 1976 to September 2008 I worked for the Metropolitan Police. I was a career detective working in a range of arenas but mainly as a murder detective. During the last 10 years of my career I worked in the Child abuse arena, spending 5 years as a child abuse investigator in Lambeth London. Over the next 5 years, I worked as a trainer/instructor/consultant; training Police and Social Workers how to investigate child abuse from initial referral to conclusion.
Since my retirement from the police in 2008, I have worked as an independent trainer and consultant for numerous organisations; including police, social workers and professionals in education. I specialise in the forensic interviewing of children, the assessment of risk and the investigation of suspected abuse. I have delivered training and consulted for numerous schools, in excess of 1000 in the UK, and over 450 International Schools in over 70 countries. Internationally I deliver safeguarding training from levels 1 to 3, safer recruitment, online abuse, bespoke courses and also talks for parents and pupils around safeguarding and online safety. I assist schools and designated staff in child protection procedures, policies, and practices. I also assist schools to get ready for the inspection process. To date, all schools I have assisted have achieved ‘Outstanding’ in the graded category for safeguarding. I work for organisations such as COBIS, BSME and others. I always offer ongoing support to schools, organisations and any clients with whom I have worked.
As a safeguarding consultant, I have assisted numerous schools and other organisations, develop robust child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures including advising on the investigation of staff.
Brookhouse School, Runda Campus
Runda, Off Kiambu Road
Visa and Health
Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.
A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Hotel and Transfers
Details to be provided later.
Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the identified accommodation venue in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.