The challenges behind the role of the designated safeguarding lead. Understanding the local thresholds and pathways. Working in partnership with families. Record keeping, writing, and storing. Understanding emotional abuse and neglect with families.
1st Learning Objective:
A better understanding of child protection thresholds.
2nd Learning Objective:
Feeling more confident working with child protection in their settings.
About Ann Marie Christian
I am a qualified social worker of 21 years; working in front line child protection and manager of 14 years. I worked across children social care and education settings for 18 years. Roles include school improvement advisor, DSL coordinator and trainer, LADO, LSCB trainer, local authority safeguarding auditor, and child protection advisor to schools. I am also Associate consultant with NSPCC, CCPAS, COIS, ISI Consultancy, BSA, AEGIS, and SATIPS. I've been involved in two serious case reviews and also write regular articles for Headteacher's Update, SEN magazine, and more. I deliver workshops at national conferences.