Safeguarding Leaders Network - DATE CHANGED FROM 02.02.21 TO 09.02.21

  • A meeting for Designated Safeguarding Leads in education establishments across the borough (primary, secondary and Post 16)

We will explore topical safeguarding issues locally and those emerging from Ofsted inspections nationally and in some key areas look to develop minimum standards in education in response to government policy and guidance. This will also be an opportunity for Designated Safeguarding Leads to discuss local issues of concern and for the Education Safeguarding Officer, if required, to invite partner agencies to attend to talk about the support services they offer. It will also be an opportunity to share good practice across the wider Safeguarding remit.


Autumn 2020

13th October am OR 15th October pm


Spring 2021

Tuesday 19 Jan 11am-12pm OR Wednesday 20 Jan 1-2pm

Tuesday 9 Feb 11am-12pm OR Thursday 11 Feb 1-2pm   (different content to Jan)


Summer 2021

18th May am OR 20th May pm

  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

Claire Heap (Education Safeguarding Officer, RBC)

Claire joined Rochdale LA in 2011, having previously worked in HR roles across different sectors for 15 years. She initially worked within the Schools HR team, providing advice on a wide range of HR matters including statutory guidance on Safer Recruitment and allegations management procedures. During this time, Claire enjoyed building relationships with schools and developed a keen interest in safeguarding, which led to her moving into the role of Education Safeguarding Officer in October 2017. Within this role, Claire provides single-agency training, advice and support to school staff in relation to safeguarding.

Hopwood Hall College

Free parking is available onsite - just press the buzzer at the barrier and say you're here for a REAL Trust event.

How to get here

By Road: The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 off the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre

By Rail: Rochdale train station is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.

By Bus: The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.

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