Sacpa / BAISIS joint virtual day seminar: safeguarding international students 

Date: June 16 2021, 10.00 to 16.00 

Venue: Online via Zoom  

Cost: Member £185 / *Non-member £370

Audience: All staff with safeguarding responsibilities for international students

Day seminar: Safeguarding international students

Objectives:

It has always been understood that children who travel great distances from their homes for their education are vulnerable and merit specific thought when developing safeguarding and child protection policies within schools. From a safeguarding perspective, there can be added complications relating to the responsiveness of your local authority in supporting international students, and perhaps even corresponding with an overseas agency.

2020 has highlighted how important it is that schools are prepared to recognise and respond to the safeguarding needs of their international students.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Welcome & Keynote address

Aileen Kane, Director, Sacpa and Chief Operating Officer, BSA Group
Aileen has a background in the education and charity sectors and works with government departments including Home Office, DfE, DIT, MOD and FCO, as well as local authorities and other agencies. Aileen’s mission is to raise safeguarding standards in all sectors in the UK and around the world.

 

April McCoig, Victims and Partnership Lead, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Office
April is the Victims and Partnership Lead at the Office of the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Seconded from the Thames Valley Police where she spent the last three years as the force’s Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator, April’s work supports the delivery of the Commissioner’s work to improve the quality of victim care and support including better identification and referral of victims, effective support for child victims and promoting the development of positive, longer term outcomes for survivors.

Working with local and international agencies

Chair: Dale WilkinsDirector of Safeguarding, Standards and Accredited Training, Sacpa and BSA Group
Dale is a child protection specialist, with over 30 years’ experience working in the education sector. He is currently the Director of Safeguarding, Professional Development and Accreditation for Sacpa and the BSA Group, is accredited by the NSPCC, having completed their ‘Training for trainers in child protection’ and his work includes liaising with government bodies on behalf of the sector as well as delivering child protection CPD to schools. Dale has also been a multi-agency safeguarding trainer for Dudley Safeguarding Children Board.

 

Robin Watts, Safeguarding expert and Sacpa consultant
A former detective with the Met Police, Robin specialised as a child abuse investigator and worked as a trainer/instructor/consultant, training Police and Social Workers how to investigate Child Abuse from initial referral to a conclusion. He trains police officers, social workers and education professionals in the Child Abuse field, and specialises in the interviewing of children, and the assessment and investigative approach and safer recruitment training both in UK and internationally.

 

Cultural sensitivities, boundaries, and safeguarding concerns

Chair: Caroline Nixon, Director, BAISIS and International Director, BSA Group
Caroline has worked in international education for 30 years. As Caroline Nixon Education, she has worked on many successful projects including helping UK schools to establish new overseas branches, advising an international school opening in the UK, assisting an educational group to set up a guardianship agency, and advising schools on academic and pastoral provision for their international students.

 

Lisa Morton, Head of Pastoral, Cardiff Sixth Form College
Lisa has been working in education for many years and during her time at Cardiff Sixth Form College she has implemented a number of pastoral programmes and initiatives and is passionate about increasing resilience, confidence and self-care amongst the student body. In 2018 Lisa founded the CREATE© Portfolio which was awarded the Welsh Independent Schools Council Award last year for Wellbeing Initiative. Lisa is dedicated to providing the very best in pastoral care for all Cardiff Sixth Form College pupils and remains committed to continuously striving for excellence in this area. 

 

James Kidd, Vice-Principal (Boarding) and DSL, DLD College, London
James is Vice-Principal at DLD College London and has a background in boarding schools. With two post-graduate Masters degrees, an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Business Management from Kingston University.

 

Emma William, Acting Deputy Head Pastoral, Head of Boarding and DSL, Rossall School
Emma is Acting Deputy Head Pastoral,  and DSL at Rossall School.

 

Online safety

Aileen Kane, Director, Sacpa and Chief Operating Officer, BSA Group
Aileen has a background in the education and charity sectors and works with government departments including Home Office, DfE, DIT, MOD and FCO, as well as local authorities and other agencies. Aileen’s mission is to raise safeguarding standards in all sectors in the UK and around the world.

 

Jason Tait, Director of Pastoral Care and DSL, TASIS The American School in England
Jason is Director of Pastoral Care and Designated Safeguarding Lead at TASIS The American School in England.

 

Karl Hopwood, E-safety expert and Sacpa Executive Committee Member
Karl is an esafety expert. He is a member of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and sits on the UKCCIS evidence group and education working group as well as on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre and the education advisory board for CEOP. He also sits on Twitter’s trust and safety council where he represents the Insafe networkKarl has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission, the UN and several Local Authorities within the UK and in Europe.  Karl is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Collins Foundation, a charity which supports young people who have been sexually abused and exploited online and is also a trustee of Childnet International.

 

Kate Hall, G4 Senior Officer, Child Protection Team Leader, CEOP Command/Child Protection Team, National Crime Agency
Kate is part of the team at CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command, part of the National Crime Agency, helping keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

 

Mental health and medical care

Chair: Jane GrahamNurse Advisor, BSA Group and Lead Nurse, St Teresa’s Effingham
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years of nursing background, 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.

 

Jill Hill, Nurse Advisor, BSA Group and Head of Medical Health & Welfare, Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Jill is Lead Nurse at The Cheltenham Ladies College, following a long career in Emergency care. As a Senior Sister and Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the John Radcliffe hospital, she was responsible for staff training and worked in association with Oxford Brookes University to deliver specialist lectures in minor injuries and autonomous practice. She and her team are an integral part of the Pastoral team, working with students, staff and key stakeholders to ensure that the overall physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of each individual pupil is at the centre of all they do. Jill is a strong advocate for the nursing profession suggesting the unique skills and qualities nurses possess make them the perfect advocates for the students in their care.

 

George Peterkin, Managing Director, Mind your Health Ltd
George is Managing Director and Lead Instructor at Mind Your Health.

 

Delyth Lynch, Deputy Head (Safeguarding and Mental Health), Wellington College
Delyth has been on the Senior Leadership Team at Wellington College for 10 years, having previously been Deputy Head (Pastoral). This followed a long career in boarding as a Director of Extra-Curricular activities and Housemistress at two schools. Delyth is the Safeguarding Governor and Vice Chair of Governors at a local school and leads the Local Independent Schools DSL cluster group. She has also been a BSA course tutor on the Certificate and Diploma Courses and her work in the area of abuse in boarding schools was cited by IICSA in their recent inquiry into abuse in residential settings.

 

Case study analysis, what would you do? Real life case studies addressing safeguarding concerns for international students

Chair: Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Accredited Training, Sacpa and BSA Group
Dale is a child protection specialist, with over 30 years’ experience working in the education sector. He is currently the Director of Safeguarding, Professional Development and Accreditation for Sacpa and the BSA Group, is accredited by the NSPCC, having completed their ‘Training for trainers in child protection’ and his work includes liaising with government bodies on behalf of the sector as well as delivering child protection CPD to schools. Dale has also been a multi-agency safeguarding trainer for Dudley Safeguarding Children Board.

 

Tanya Lee, Deputy Head (Pastoral), The King’s School, Canterbury
Tanya is Deputy Head (Pastoral) at the King’s School in Canterbury, which has recently opened a dedicated International College in response to continuing demand from international students.

 

Susanna de Beer, Assistant Principal, MPW Cambridge 
Susanna has a Bachelors’ degree in Primary Education and Psychology from, respectively, the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, and a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Nevada in the USA. She gained her MBA in Educational Leadership and her PGCE from the Institute of Education in London. She joined MPW from CATS College in Cambridge, where she was Assistant Principal (Pastoral Care).

 

Helen CollierDirector, Regent Guardians Ltd
Helen has more than 20 years’ experience in international education, having held senior positions in boarding schools in East Africa and across the UK until 2017. She then branched out into Guardianship having gained a clear appreciation of the scale and type of care and support needed by international boarding students, their parents, schools and colleges.

 

Child protection worldwide: agenda and progress

Chair: Caroline Nixon, Director, BAISIS and International Director, BSA Group
Caroline has worked in international education for 30 years. As Caroline Nixon Education, she has worked on many successful projects including helping UK schools to establish new overseas branches, advising an international school opening in the UK, assisting an educational group to set up a guardianship agency, and advising schools on academic and pastoral provision for their international students.

 

Colin Bell, CEO, COBIS
Colin works with and supports talented students, support staff, teachers, leaders and governors from British International schools of global quality spanning over 80 countries worldwide. Prior to COBIS, Colin taught in the UK, Far East and Europe and has led educational projects, in the UK and internationally working with the DFE, Government Office for London, Eteach.com and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames where for 6 years, he was a member of the school improvement Inspectorate, with responsibility for school workforce recruitment, development, extended schools and leadership succession planning. Colin is a founding member of the International Task Force on Child Protection and a Governor of Geneva English School and a Trustee of the British School in Tokyo.

 

Sacpa and BAISIS will be running this day seminar virtually via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out to delegates 24-48hrs before the conference with clear instructions. The seminar will start no earlier than 09:30 and will be finished by 16:30, with a built in ‘lunch break’.

For further information contact baisis@boarding.org.uk

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