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HIEDA/SACPA/BSA – Working Together to Safeguard Children Update 2023

22 January @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Venue: Zoom (online) – webinar

Audience: This webinar is for all sectors including health, education, charity, voluntary and private sectors.  Safeguarding professionals leaders, trustees, board members and governors responsible for development, update, oversight and scrutiny of safeguarding and safeguarding related policy

Course outline 

The Government published a new version of Working together to safeguard children 2023: statutory guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk) in December 2023.

This webinar will provide an update on changes, explain the new frameworks and safeguarding practice implications for member organisations and individuals.

Unable to attend? A post webinar recording will be available for purchase.

Training topics will include: 

  • Update on key changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023
  • Explore the new frameworks governing multi-agency safeguarding practice
  • Understand the process that local safeguarding partners will adopt to implement changes
  • Consider the implications for practice

Learning outcomes: 

  • Be up to date on changes in multi-agency statutory safeguarding guidance
  • Identify implications for partnership work and safeguarding practice
  • Enhance understanding and effectiveness of work with local safeguarding partnerships as they implement new frameworks and guidance


  • BSA/SACPA/HIEDA Full Member – £65
  • BSA/SACPA/HIEDA Additional Full Member – £30
  • BSA Affiliate Member – £100
  • BSA Additional Affiliate Member – £30
  • Non-member – £130*

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.



Dale Wilkins, Senior Director, BSA and BSA Group

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards, having previously been a course tutor since 1998. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses. Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter and has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our international members. He also liaises with ISI, Ofsted and DfE on matters relating to compliance and inspection standards, and compiles the BSA Self-Assessment toolkit, which he first produced in 2002, since which time he has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding.

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner. After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board.

David Walker, Director, BSA

David is the BSA Director and joined the BSA group in August 2023. He has over 20 years’ experience in boarding schools and has worked in a range of schools in the UK and Africa, alongside being a prep school governor and a trustee of a MAT. Before taking up his post at the BSA, David was Deputy Head Pastoral at a large co-ed independent school in the South-East.


Claire Dan, Director of Safeguarding and Director, Sacpa

Claire is Director of Safeguarding and Director, Sacpa and leads on the provision of safeguarding advice and support to members and the development and delivery of CPD and safeguarding consultancy services. Claire is a safeguarding specialist and leader with a background in education welfare, youth justice, and early help contexts which have involved a strong focus on diverse and collaborative partnerships, professional development and supervision of front-line safeguarding colleagues, and leading multi-disciplinary teams and projects. Between 2006 and 2013 Claire was involved with Luton Safeguarding Children Board as a lead multi-agency safeguarding trainer, developing and delivering single and multi-agency safeguarding training, and since 2013 has delivered pieces of bespoke consultancy work, and providing a range of safeguarding consultancy on a freelance basis.


22 January
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:


Health in Education Association
Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
Boarding School Association