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Sara Hedger


Sara Hedger Consultant LLC

With 25+ years in safeguarding in education, Sara Hedger leads her Dubai-based safeguarding consultancy, leveraging her expertise to develop outstanding safeguarding cultures in schools, organizations, and government entities. Her advocacy promotes child-centric strategies, underscoring its dual significance in ethical and moral responsibilities and enhancing brand reputation for child safety and well-being. An experienced Principal in the UK and UAE, Sara holds a master's in educational leadership and champions collaboration in child welfare and protection. Sara is the former Global VP of Safeguarding for a leading K-12 private school provider. She worked across 10 countries, impacting 180,000+ students and developed a sustainable strategic and operational safeguarding culture, impacting children's welfare through partnership with school leaders, staff, and students. Informed by her personal experiences, Sara's unique perspective drives her passion to create optimal environments for children, marked by empathy and innovation. This dedication sustains her pursuit of a bright future, whatever the challenges faced, ensuring her work consistently benefits all children. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sara's dedication extends to holistic well-being, where her role as a qualified yoga teacher demonstrates her commitment to well-rounded growth and her philosophy of holistic development.


31 October, 2023 | 16:00 to 16:20
Navigating Tomorrow: Safeguarding children in the playground of technology

Children's innate curiosity and experimentation require our supportive guidance through their learning experiences, even when mistakes are made—this is their path to growth. Yet, we have introduced a realm of exploration to them, which we as adults are uncertain of all its risks. How do we, as educators, make the best decisions for learning safely when the future of technology is unpredictable? This session looks at how the teaching of transferrable skills could be the key to empowering children to balance the opportunities and risks whatever technology brings.