Mike Glanville

Chief Safeguarding Officer

The Safeguarding Company
Mike Glanville, Chief Safeguarding Officer, The Safeguarding Company
Mike is a co-founder and the Chief Safeguarding Officer at The Safeguarding Company. He is a former senior police officer with extensive experience in both adult and child safeguarding and in his current role he oversees the development and delivery of safeguarding services. Mike co-authored the book 'Lessons will be Learned - Transforming Safeguarding in Education' which was published in May 2021. He has also been a school governor since 2010 and is currently the Chair of Governors at a primary school located in Dorset.  

Skills Development Training

15 November 2022 | 15:00 - 15:20 | English | Developing a culture of safeguarding and child protection in school

Defining what we mean by the term 'safeguarding culture'

Highlighting the main barriers to an open and transparent culture

Exploring the attitudes, behaviours and environmental conditions that help to promote a sustainable safeguarding culture

Skills Development Training

16 November 2022 | 11:40 - 12:00 | English | Managing Safeguarding Concerns about Colleagues in School

Mike will be exploring the management of concerns about adults in schools and the challenges that senior leaders face with these issues. Developing an open and transparent culture around the reporting of staff concerns is a critical aspect of good safeguarding practice, but how do school leaders ensure that everyone in the organisation is fully engaged? Mike will consider lessons learned from previous cases and draw out key themes while considering best practice on this challenging topic. He will discuss the importance of values-based leadership and the critical role that senior leaders have in setting the right culture so that everyone in the organisation feels confident in raising concerns about colleagues and self-referrals. Developing an approach that encourages reporting of unprofessional and inappropriate behaviour by colleagues could not only help to identify potential grooming behaviour but act as a deterrent to any potential perpetrators inside the organisation.