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Leading Safeguarding Across Multi Academy Trusts

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This new course will examine how it is possible to lead safeguarding, ensuring individual context in each location whilst achieving consistency across the multi-site Trust. Emerging themes in Student welfare have led to an increased need for proactive management in safeguarding and there is now a need, more than ever before, to be ahead of the curve.

Careful analysis and strategic thinking are crucial in creating a culture of safeguarding where it lies in the hearts of minds of all key stakeholder groups. Particular emphasis will be made in this courses on adopting practical approaches to ensuring consistency and attention to detail. This is a course that will focus on building the culture from the very top of the organisation, limiting risk and providing exceptional environments within which, learners can thrive.


  • Understanding the current safeguarding priorities
  • Explore ways of retaining context for individual locations
  • Explore ways of creating efficiencies whilst not losing the integrity of the strategy
  • Find out how to make sure that your DSL’s are managing this risk effectively
  • Practical exploration of new and innovative approaches to safeguarding young people
  • Understand lessons learned across the UK and look at serious case reviews for MATs


The key challenges of safeguarding across a MAT

10.00 – 10.45am
  • Understand the requirements to preserve context in each location
  • Develop strategies to engage and empower your Governors
  • Maximise the potential of your DSLs
  • Develop ways to assess safeguarding risks and mitigate against them
  • Understand the importance of the single central record
  • Top tips in achieving preparing for an audit

Proactive Safeguarding – the journey from transition to postvention

10.45 – 11.15am
  • Understand what outstanding transition management is and learn how to achieve it
  • Top tips to understand your student cohort needs
  • How to use data analysis to inform your strategy
  • Practical ways to engage with local agencies to drive cross site programmes
  • Continuity of care – postvention safeguarding

Morning Break

11.15 – 11.35am

Going beyond compliance and establishing a safeguarding culture across your Trust

11.35 – 12.45pm
  • How do you ensure that big topics ‘land’ with students e.g. sexual harassment recommendations from Ofsted
  • How to bring key stakeholders together
  • Develop practical methods of ensuring consistent messaging across the MAT
  • Understand the important of CPD for all staff
  • Learn how to use ‘learner voice’ to inform your strategy


12.45 – 1.45pm

Tackling/dealing with consistency – problems and issues

1.45 – 2.45pm
  • Developing ‘future voice’ strategies to understand your student intake
  • Moving to digital recording platforms for safeguarding and understanding the benefits for all
  • Making sure that your strategies align with the current climate e.g. Cost of living increases
  • Understand the importance of effective recording
  • How to use ‘lessons learned’ to inform practice

Afternoon Break

2.45 – 3.00pm

Current safeguarding priorities for 2023

3.00 – 3.45pm
  • British Values and Prevent – how to make it ‘land’ with students
  • Learn how to address bullying and sexual harassment so it matters
  • Top tips for coping with declining Mental health in young people
  • Cost of living – how do you teach staff to spot the signs
  • Understand your how to reflect the concerns in your MAT strategy
  • Develop ways of preventing safeguarding cases


London | Wednesday 07 June 2023

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London | Wednesday 07 June 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Georgina Chittock-Nash is Group Vice Principal for Students across the Eastern Colleges Group and has overall responsibility for pastoral care and safeguarding. With vast curriculum leadership experience as well as wrap around care, she is well placed to be able to see the whole picture and how it is imperative for a safeguarding culture to be led from the very top. She has very recent Ofsted experience and has worked at Outstanding sixth form colleges for 20 years, 16 of which have been in a leadership post.


  • Teachers aspiring to the role of DSL
  • DSL leads new in post
  • Heads of Pastoral
  • SLTs responsible for Safeguarding


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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