The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Events & Training

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Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00

To define the term ‘gang’
To explore recent trends including county lines, sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation.
To identify the evolution of county lines, youth violence and gangs
To recognise risk factors, indicators and reasons as to why young people get involved with gangs.
To raise awareness of social media and how this impacts on the current levels of street violence
To provide practitioners with information on the local context, the Waltham Forest Gangs Prevention Programme and referral mechanisms.

Wed, 08 May 2019 13:30 - 16:00

This meeting will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across all 17 ELGs
• have a shared understanding of the 17 early learning goals and exceeding descriptors
• make accurate judgements relating to the EYFS profile ‘emerging,’ ‘expected’ and exceeding levels of attainment
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

Wed, 08 May 2019 16:15 - 18:15

Networking forum for school DSLs to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other DSLs
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for DSLs

Thu, 09 May 2019 13:30 - 16:00

This meeting will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across all 17 ELGs
• have a shared understanding of the 17 early learning goals and exceeding descriptors
• make accurate judgements relating to the EYFS profile ‘emerging,’ ‘expected’ and exceeding levels of attainment
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

Fri, 10 May 2019 09:30 - 16:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:00 - 17:00

This is a half-day session which will provide information and guidance on key statutory compliance requirements including safeguarding & welfare which will facilitate the delivery of a safe, high quality Early Years/childcare provision, as well as information regarding the financial processes / procedures providers will need to complete in order to claim payment for the provision of FEEE places
Delegates will also be provided with information regarding the process that providers must undertake in order to be commissioned by the LA to deliver the Governments free childcare scheme for 2,3 & 4 year olds

Audience:
• Individuals looking to begin the process to register with Ofsted on the Early Years or Childcare Register
• Individuals who have begun the process to register with Ofsted on the Early Years or Childcare Register and have a proposed Ofsted registration number
• Individuals who are seeking to be commissioned by the LA to deliver the Government's free childcare scheme for 2,3 & 4 year olds. Known as the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30

Understanding the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with Ofsted requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by the MASH when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

There is School DSL Refresher training (half-day) on Thursday 13th June 2019 for those who have previously attended DSL training within the last 2 years. Please make sure you choose the correct course for your needs.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).

Wed, 15 May 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Networking forum for Childminders to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other Childminders
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for Childminders

Thu, 16 May 2019 09:15 - 16:15

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfill their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.

Thu, 16 May 2019 18:00 - 19:30

The aims of the workshop are to:
• Gain an understanding of the Prevent agenda and new Duty and your role within it
• Develop your existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
• Receive a clear picture of the risks and threats both nationally and at a local level
• Develop knowledge and confidence to address grievances and misconceptions.
• Gain a raised awareness of the key issues and how these can be tackled

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