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New Independent Safeguarding Chairman for the Diocese of Oxford

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PETER Hay, CBE, is the new independent chairman of the Diocese of Oxford’s Safeguarding Panel. Read more

Diocese welcomes findings of Serious Case Review

The Diocese of Oxford has welcomed the publication of the Serious Case Review published on Wednesday 1 February by the West Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board.

The report was commissioned by the Local Safeguarding Children Board last year to look into how organisations handled allegations of sexual offences against children, which were committed by people in positions of trust. It followed the sentencing of two men earlier that year for separately committing sexual offences against children. One of those was Robert Neill, a teacher sentenced to 21 years for offences between 1986 and 2003, and the other was the Revd Peter Jarvis, who was sentenced to 15 months for offences committed between 2008 and 2012.

The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Andrew Proud, said: “We welcome the findings of the Serious Case Review. We have created an action plan in response to the findings in the report and have already begun to implement the recommendations.

“The Diocese of Oxford takes safeguarding extremely seriously and we are investing more resource in training, following new national guidelines.”

Referring to the case of Mr Jarvis, he added: “Any case like this is a matter of sorrow and regret for the Church of England. We recognise that the suffering of survivors of sexual abuse is profound and long lasting.

“The Church of England will not tolerate abusive behaviour in its clergy or anyone else for whom we have pastoral responsibility. We take allegations of abuse extremely seriously and always work with the statutory authorities to ensure abusers are brought to justice and that pastoral care is offered to those directly affected.”

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Safeguarding

‘Safeguarding’ continues to be a vital part of your school’s provision for its pupils and is an important test of you and your governing body’s leadership and management. It is also clearly a national and local priority for schools and is the target for increased scrutiny through Ofsted inspection regimes.

Under the new 2015 handbook Ofsted will evaluate the effectiveness of a school’s provision using the Ofsted guidance ‘Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies’ and the key changes in the new Inspection Handbook (2015). They also look at key outcomes for pupils in the new key judgment for personal development, behaviour and welfare and in leadership with governors’ statutory responsibility for this area probed. This comprehensive module pulls from the latest Inspection Handbook and guidance coupled to the materials and training given recently to inspectors to help them focus on this nationally important judgement.

The module covers:

  • The effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements to ensure that all pupils are safe and that all adults are suitably checked.
  • The school’s analysis of, and response to, pupils’ behaviour over time, types, rates and patterns of bullying and the effectiveness of the school’s actions to prevent and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment.
  • The views expressed by pupils of their experiences of others’ behaviour and attitudes towards them.
  • The extent to which pupils are able to understand and respond to risk, for example risks associated with extremism.
  • The effectiveness of leaders, including the designated person when responding to inspection.
  • The effectiveness of governance including how well governors provide challenge and hold the headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving pupils’ behaviour, safety and operate in such a way that statutory safeguarding duties are met and priorities are approved.

Course Leaders: David Cousins / Chris Price – Smith Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

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Safeguarding

‘Safeguarding’ continues to be a vital part of your school’s provision for its pupils and is an important test of you and your governing body’s leadership and management. It is also clearly a national and local priority for schools and is the target for increased scrutiny through Ofsted inspection regimes.

Under the new 2015 handbook Ofsted will evaluate the effectiveness of a school’s provision using the Ofsted guidance ‘Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies’ and the key changes in the new Inspection Handbook (2015). They also look at key outcomes for pupils in the new key judgment for personal development, behaviour and welfare and in leadership with governors’ statutory responsibility for this area probed. This comprehensive module pulls from the latest Inspection Handbook and guidance coupled to the materials and training given recently to inspectors to help them focus on this nationally important judgement.

The module covers:

  • The effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements to ensure that all pupils are safe and that all adults are suitably checked.
  • The school’s analysis of, and response to, pupils’ behaviour over time, types, rates and patterns of bullying and the effectiveness of the school’s actions to prevent and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment.
  • The views expressed by pupils of their experiences of others’ behaviour and attitudes towards them.
  • The extent to which pupils are able to understand and respond to risk, for example risks associated with extremism.
  • The effectiveness of leaders, including the designated person when responding to inspection.
  • The effectiveness of governance including how well governors provide challenge and hold the headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving pupils’ behaviour, safety and operate in such a way that statutory safeguarding duties are met and priorities are approved.

Course Leaders: David Cousins / Chris Price – Smith Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk