Jointly hosted by Kimbolton School and Kimbolton Primary Academy, we am hoping that the event will bring together representatives from local schools, services and other community organisations with safeguarding responsibilities. Our aim is to help build strong working relationships between individuals and agencies, so that we can explore the challenges and opportunities of collectively ensuring the welfare of children in our care. Its great to see so many people from the local community signed up. We have the local bus firm, ballet classes, Stage coach, doctor, football clubs, ruby teams, 3 local nurseries, safeguarding experts, and University lectures. I am so proud that we are pulling together to help the students.
We will be working in small groups to discuss a variety of case studies and will be joined by ‘Annie’, author of the Surviving Safeguarding blog. Her keynote speech will inform, support and advise all of us, for whom safeguarding children is a priority – from her unique perspective as a parent who has experienced the UK child protection process. Representatives from MIND, Centre 33, CPOMS, and One Voice, will also be on hand to answer any questions, with stalls. Suzi Whiting, Executive Headteacher at Kimbolton Primary Academy and I have also managed to get some great handouts and freebies for goodie bags, plus there is a lunch.
The morning promises to be highly informative and inspiring, packed with practical information and engaging sessions that are tailored to local needs. It’s also an invaluable opportunity to meet other safeguarding professionals in a relaxed and friendly setting and I am proud to say that it is all FREE.