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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

4 October 2021

This event took place on 04 October 2021 and is now available on-demand. The content in this recording was correct as of the original event date.

The Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance includes a number of updates, the most significant of which is the creation of Section Two of Part Five. This introduces the concept of low-level concerns raised about staff, supply staff, volunteers and contractors.

We know schools and trusts are still getting to grips with how to implement this new section, so in this webinar our safeguarding, HR and employment experts explain:

  • what low level concerns look like
  • how staff should report them
  • how head teachers should manage them
  • how they should be recorded
  • when they should be escalated

This on-demand webinar is suitable for senior leaders, safeguarding leads and HR and safeguarding professionals working in schools or trusts. 

As a result of watching this webinar delegates will:

  • understand how to manage low level concerns
  • know how to update staff to ensure they understand their role in reporting low level concerns
  • be clear on how to record low level concerns
  • be confident in how to investigate the concern and address with the individual

Keeping Children Safe on demand video

Our speakers


Dai Durbridge


Dai Durbridge specialises in advising schools, academies and other education providers on all pastoral matters, including admissions, exclusions, managing allegations against staff and all safeguarding matters, with a specific interest in vetting and barring. He is a recognised expert and delivers a variety of training and workshops on all pastoral matters.

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Katherine Utton

Katherine Utton

Senior Associate

Katherine works as an Associate Solicitor in our employment team, and has over 4 years’ experience of working with a wide range of schools and academy trusts.

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Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace

Senior HR Consultant

Tom specialises in educational HR, with a particular focus on academies. Managed and led on a variety of change management projects including restructures, workforce reductions and pay reviews.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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