Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews: The Key Takeaways

About this event

When safeguarding failings happen, the repercussions can be tragic.

We’ve seen it all over the news in cases like Child Q or the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. 

In over half of the Safeguarding Practice Reviews children had experienced neglect, while 29% of children who had passed away were regularly absent from school, according to a government report.

Learning from past mistakes is imperative and the purpose of these reviews is to identify improvements and to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents.

During the session we will be discussing the following:

          • A review of Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews which are most relevant to schools. 
          • An analysis of common themes and learning. 
          • Top tips that can be implemented in schools.

Let us introduce you to this week's professional speaker

Sarah Cook

Sarah has thirteen years of experience in safeguarding in education, culminating in the role of Head of Safeguarding for a successful Multi Academy Trust. Running a multi-disciplinary team and working with DSLs across primary and secondary academies she enjoyed offering support, advice and challenge to colleagues to develop safeguarding practice across the Trust. Sarah is passionate about supporting DSLs and making their incredibly difficult role easier to navigate by offering engaging training, a supportive approach, and clear recommendations and advice. Outside of work she is a voracious reader and enjoys swimming and cooking.