If you are a Designated Backup Agent, we encourage you to book for both sessions. You can do it at a discounted rate below.
Workshop 1: Backup essentials
We’re excited to team up with our friends at Psych-Logical to host a one-day interactive online workshop for those new to protection or those looking for an annual refresher. The day is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of those working with young people and adults in the FE and skills sector.
Taking place on Wednesday April 20 (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)the session will equip you with:
- The ability to identify a range of issues that may represent a backup concern both virtual and face-to-face
- An understanding of key protection terminology and legislation for the protection of young people and adults
- Explore values-driven behavior and how it creates a strong organizational safeguard culture
- Increased knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with a range of backup issues
the agenda for the day can be viewed here.
You will have the opportunity to apply your learning from the session to a variety of self-generated scenarios, while receiving support and coaching from our colleagues at Psych-Logical.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in group discussions and share best practices within the industry.
You can book this workshop for £195 +VAT.
If you have multiple employees who could benefit from this, contact us and we’ll advise you on the most cost-effective way to access support.
Workshop 2: Designated Safeguard Agent
This second one-day interactive workshop is ideal for those new to the Designated Safeguarding Officer role or those looking to retrain. The session will cover both virtual and face-to-face environments and equip officers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to address a variety of protection concerns.
Taking place on Wednesday, May 4 (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)the workshop will focus on:
- The role and responsibilities of the designated backup manager and other key personnel
- Create and manage backup systems
- Barriers to effective organizational backup processes, how to overcome them and create a backup culture
- Identify, assess and mitigate risks
- Design and develop high-level policies and procedures for virtual and face-to-face delivery
As with the first workshop, you will have the opportunity to apply your learning from the session to a variety of self-generated scenarios, while receiving support and coaching from the workshop facilitators.
After the session, you will receive an invite to Psych-Logical’s Designated Protective Officer Forum – giving you the chance to network and share your practices with other officers. Plus a certificate of attendance.
You can book this workshop for £195 +VAT – However, as a designated backup agent, we encourage you to book for both sessions. You can do it below at a discounted rate of £295 +VAT.
Facilitators and speakers
Led by Louise Willis-Keeler, these sessions will be facilitated by protective and behavioral specialists from Psych-Logical. Psych-Logical works with government, educational providers and others to prevent mental health in children and young people, and works closely with educational providers as they offer support and training to young people at a distance.
SDN works with partners, such as mesma and Psychological bring together high-level specialists to support the FE and skills sector. We’ve worked with 1,000 training providers and over 5,000 practitioners over the past few years, enabling us to share practical information and help you take action.
Price and payment
To save costs, payment for the webinar series must be made online by credit card (book below). If you are a local authority and cannot book by card, please email us at: [email protected]
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions (including our refund policy) for SDN events and webinars are available here. When you make a reservation, you accept these Terms and Conditions (including those requesting a reservation by e-mail and invoice)
If you have any questions, please email the SDN Events Team: [email protected]