Mike was the former Assistant Chief Constable of Dorset Police, responsible for delivering operational policing across the county, incl. adult & child protection services. Earlier in his career he was a qualified Child Protection Investigation Officer responsible for managing serious & complex child abuse cases & as a Senior Investigating Officer, led on a number of major crime investigations Mike was also the chair of the Local Criminal Justice Board in Dorset & representative at the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board. He’s an experienced school governor, chair of 2 schools in Dorset since 2008 & has overseen the rapid improvement of one school from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’ in under 2 years. He’s also been called upon by the Salisbury Diocese Board of Education to provide support & advice to school governing bodies as part of a self-improving governance group. As Director of Safeguarding Services for One Team Logic, Mike is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding remains central to everything we do. He understands the risks & challenges being faced by safeguarding practitioners & the critical role they play in keeping children safe. He has an indepth knowledge & experience of safeguarding practice across the education sector & beyond. Mike is regularly invited to attend conferences & events to talk about aspects of safeguarding. His sessions highlight lessons learned, identifies areas of good practice in safeguarding & supports leaders & practitioners.
26 February 2020 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Learning the Lessons and Developing Excellence in Safeguarding Practice
Mike will be drawing on his experience as a former Child Protection Investigation Officer, Chief Police Officer and highly experienced Chair of School Governors to highlight the key factors that lead to safeguarding failures in organisations and explore the lessons that can be learned. With the use of case studies, he will examine the safeguarding issues that can make or break schools and colleges and the good practice that has emerged as a result of these experiences. Mike will be focusing on specific areas of safeguarding practice that will include recording & case management, information sharing and the critical role of leadership in developing excellence in safeguarding in your organisation.