BEN WHITNEY Independent Education Welfare Consultant, Trainer and Writer ben.whitney1@btinternet.com 07939 103340
                                                   BEN WHITNEY              Independent Education Welfare Consultant, Trainer and Writer                                        ben.whitney1@btinternet.com                                                     07939 103340

CHILD PROTECTION AND ATTENDANCE:         TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

Resource Packs for you to share with colleagues,  audits, self-study courses and seminars

Self-study materials

Information and training resources to support safeguarding and attendance in your school

 

Attendance course

An initial seminar plus a programme of study and the submission of a Portfolio to evidence your learning

 

'Welfare' is back in the Ofsted standards from September 2015.       Is your school ready?

 

Do you need to present a 'Level 1' Child Protection Update for your    staff or are you looking for an opportunity to reflect on the role of the Safeguarding LeadDo you and your governors need to make sure safeguarding policies and procedures are in place or receive training in developing a Staff Code of Conduct and Managing Allegations?

 

Are you sure your school is complying with all the registration regulations, using the absence codes correctly and that everyone is aware of your whole-school  attendance strategy? Are you clear about the role of the local authority and the best use of Penalty Notices and their other statutory powers? Have your staff dealing with absence ever recieved any formal training to support their essential work?

 

I sell 3 RESOURCE AND TRAINING PACKS by email on child protection, preventing and managing allegations about staff and attendance/absence. These packages will help you address your school's pastoral and legal responsibilities in a very cost-effective and flexible way. Study the packs at your own pace, identify what you need to do next and then cascade the information to your governors and colleagues using the included Power Point presentations.

 

I provide in-school safeguarding or attendance audits and run face-to-face training seminars for individual settings or local groups of schools, (see below for seminars and audits currently on offer).

 

I offer an ATTENDANCE TRAINING COURSE for a group of schools to purchase for up to 8 participants each time. This involves the delivery of an initial day seminar, 4 modules of follow-up reading and reflection, an audit tool and the production of a Personal Learning Portfolio plus other resources. Designed for in-school attendance workers and those who manage them.

             

 

CONTACT ME  BY PHONE OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS YOUR  REQUIREMENTS OR TO ARRANGE A LOCAL EVENT.

 

I also facilitate regular day seminars for FORUM BUSINESS TRAINING  in London, Birmingham and Manchester and contribute to journals and conferences.

 

Just looking for advice? Click on 'DOCUMENTS for downloadable Guidance on attendance and child protection, or get in touch via email or 'CONTACT'   

 

 

 

Currently on BEN'S BLOG: Are you still getting a decent attendance service from your LA?.

My Safeguarding in Schools Manifesto.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [228.6 KB]

SEMINARS/AUDITS FOR LOCAL DELIVERY

Safeguarding in Schools Policy and Procedures PLUS 'Train the Trainer'
PP and TT workshop 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [357.9 KB]
Safeguarding update for Governing bodies
Governors Policy and Procedures details.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [254.2 KB]
Preventing and Managing Allegations about staff in schools
Staff Behaviour Policy and Allegations d[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [359.4 KB]
A Safeguarding Audit.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [119.7 KB]
Workshop on attendance law and best practice:
(see also Attendance training course and Portfolio accreditation)
Attendance Seminars.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [280.7 KB]
An Attendance Audit.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [118.8 KB]

AND ANOTHER THING!...

WHY DOES NO-ONE CARE ABOUT ILLEGAL CHILD EMPLOYMENT? Let's at least admit it happens.
CHILDREN AND PART-TIME WORK.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [158.0 KB]

FEES AND CHARGES (NO VAT PAYABLE)

  £250 for a 2 hour Governors' session (North Midlands area only)

  £400 for a seminar/audit+ reasonable expenses (Midlands area)

£500 for a seminar/audit + reasonable expenses (outside this area)

 

           Repeated sessions or longer-term work by agreement

 

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     VALUES AND VISION

 

I have spent the last 25 years working with schools on a range of welfare-related issues. I may not always tell you what you think you want to hear, but I hope I offer an honest, independent and well-informed voice that keeps the needs of every child and young person at the centre. 

 

My personal vision is to help schools to be places of safety, with caring and compassionate staff who always act within the law and who are constantly striving to improve the quality of both their own practice and each child's overall educational experience. 

 

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THERE IS CONSIDERABLE ROOM FOR DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION AND PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT ABOUT MANY OF THESE ISSUES.  OFFICIAL GUIDANCE  DOES NOT  COVER EVERY SITUATION. ALL INFORMATION AND ADVICE PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, AND IN RELATED RESOURCES AND EVENTS, IS  GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH AND IS TRUE AND ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF. HOWEVER NO LIABILTY IS ACCEPTED FOR ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ARISING THEREFROM OR FOR ANY IMPLICATIONS OF UNINTENDED ERRORS.

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