NYSCP School Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2022 - North Yorkshire

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School Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2022

Welcome to the NYSCP Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2022

Thank you for joining us for our School Designated Safeguarding Lead Conference 2022. Please find below the slides from keynotes and other relevant material.

Keynotes for the conference and resources

Delivered by:
Lawrence Jordan, Marie Collins Foundation
Keynote Description:
This keynote will explore how sexual abuse occurs online, the harm online sexual abuse does to a child, and factors that influence school staff response and their decision making. The keynote will draw on ‘live cases’ offering delegates the opportunity to reflect on their current practice as well as wider complicating factors such as the harm being perpetrated by another student/child.
Additional information:
The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF), founded in 2011, is a charity based in the UK that is leading the way both nationally and internationally when it comes to responding when a child is sexually abused online. We are dedicated to supporting victims of technology assisted child sexual abuse and exploitation on their recovery journey to go on to live safe and fulfilling lives. We provide a voice for the victim and survivor community and support professionals who work with young people through training, mentoring, and promoting the sharing of best practice. We advocate for victims and survivors by lobbying and sharing our expertise with government and policy makers to improve safeguarding responses for victims and their families. Our work is based on sound evidence of need, thus we both commission and participate in academic research. We are currently researching what constitutes effective support to victim and survivors across five countries to contrast and compare practice with that of the UK and help identify what works.

We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals and an extensive network of trusted partners and affiliates around the world who share, and are committed to achieving our vision.
For more information visit:
Presentation and Resources:

Delivered by:
Karl Hopwood – E-Safety Ltd
Keynote Description:
The session will provide an overview of what children and young people are doing online and the real risks and challenges that they face – we will share some of the latest research and thinking around issues such as the sharing of nude and semi-nude images, online sexual harassment, cyberbullying and online influence. We will also look at the requirements on schools around online safety, with particular reference to how to reach parents, the importance of filtering and monitoring and how to ensure that this is effective and the role of governors. There will also be a focus on the importance of pupil involvement in policy and the online safety curriculum.
Additional information:
Karl Hopwood is an independent esafety expert. He is a member of UKCIS (UK Council for Internet Safety) and sits on the UKCIS evidence group, early warning group and education working group as well as on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre. He also sits on Twitter’s trust and safety council and the Roblox trust and safety advisory board where he represents the Insafe network. Karl has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission, the UN and several Local Authorities within the UK and in Europe. As an ex primary headteacher, he continues to work closely in schools across Europe with children, young people, parents and teachers to develop safer online behaviours and the promotion of digital literacy. Karl has been employed for the last 15 years as an in-house consultant for INSAFE which is the coordinating node of the EU Better Internet for Kids programme where he is responsible for the coordination of safer internet helplines across Europe. He recently chaired the ITU working group on the Child Online Protection guidelines which will be published in May 2020. He also works with the Boarding Schools’ Association, IAPS and the National Education Union. Karl is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Collins Foundation, a charity which supports young people who have been sexually abused and exploited online and is also a trustee of Childnet International.
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Presentation and Resources:

Video presentation


Delivered by:
Simone Wilkinson, Group Manager, Early Help and Simone Dawson, Team Manager, MAST
Session description:
The session will explain why Early Help is everyone responsibility and provide an overview of the Early Help Strategy and NYCC Children and Families Services role within it, so all agencies have a good understand of the processes and the support available.  The session will explain what happens after you make a referral and why referrals need to be made in a timely manner, with consent describing the Threshold Document, which underpins the work of MAST.
Presentation and Resources:

Delivered by:
Emma Philips, Safeguarding Unit Manager & Kathryn Morrison, MACE Policy and Development Officer
Session description:
The workshop will give an overview of child exploitation including child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation and county lines. An overview will be given of what exploitation looks like across North Yorkshire and how this compares with learning identified through the National Child Safeguarding Review Panel. Through the use of a case study, signs and indicators to look out for and how to respond to concerns around child exploitation will be shared. Similarly, delegates will be signposted to key resources through our BeAware Exploitation Resources Hub for information suitable for parents/carers, children and young people, professionals and members of the community.
Presentation and Resources:

Delivered by:
Clare Barrowman, Senior Education Adviser , Odette Robson, Head of Safer Communities, Sgt. Ben Hallewell, North Yorkshire Police
Session description:
The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of the following areas:
• North Yorkshire’s local threats and risks as outlined in the Counter Terrorism Local Profile (CTLP) and understanding what this means to those working within education settings.
• Understanding the role of those who work in safeguarding in identifying at the earliest opportunity the signs/indicators of individuals who may be drawn into radicalisation.
• Useful tools and resources available to help support education settings working with those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
Second part of the of the workshop will focus on providing an overview of the updated guidelines for schools for dealing with and reporting prejudice based incidents, hate incidents and hate crimes to support schools.
• It provides schools with information about how to deal with and report on the frequency and extent of prejudiced based incidents within school.
• These guidelines will help schools fulfil their duty to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and their duty to foster good relations, under the Equalities Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equalities Duties (2012).
Presentation and Resources:

Prevent | North Yorkshire Partnerships (nypartnerships.org.uk)
Hate Crime and the Inclusive Communities Joint Coordinating Group | North Yorkshire Partnerships (nypartnerships.org.uk)
Notice Check Share leaflet
The Prevent Duty Folding Card.pdf (nypartnerships.org.uk)
ACT Early | Prevent radicalisation
 Lets Talk about it
· Lets Talk About It – Working Together To Prevent Terrorism (ltai.info)
Education Resources
· https://educateagainsthate.com/blog/posts/hate-crime-awareness-week/
London Grid of Learning
· Online Safety Resource Centre – London Grid for Learning (lgfl.net)
The updated ‘Guidance for managing prejudice based incidents and hate crime’ can be found via https://cyps.northyorks.gov.uk/equalities-and-diversity and incidents can be reported to the LA via the reporting link https://consult.northyorks.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=146952740744

Delivered by:
Noreen Riaz, Training Director and Penny Thomas, Commercial & Partnership Director, HALO Project
Session description:
Forced marriage, honour based abuse and FGM are part of the domestic abuse definition, ensure you are aware of the challenges and barriers faced by victims and survivors and understand best practice when handling such cases
Presentation and Resources:
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Delivered by:
Marianne Doonan, Senior Practitioners EP and Amy Howe, Virtual School Assistant Head and SENCO
Session description:
The nature of trauma and how this can impact on mind and body in the context of school experiences. Participants will take away ideas/approaches to support meeting underlying needs.
Presentation and Resources:

Delivered by:
Lorna Nicoll, Poverty Proofing the School Day Team Manager, Children North East and Julie Bunn, Head of Achieving in Life and Virtual School Head
Session description:
In this workshop we will explore definitions of poverty, further understanding of the lived experience of poverty and consider how what may look like neglect could actually be the consequences of financial struggle. The importance of gathering pupil voice in schools settings in order to come up with place-based solutions will also be explored.
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