Transitioning to the New Child Safeguarding Arrangements

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Lagden (Chair), Andrew Lagden Education Consultants
  • Stephanie Brivio, Deputy Director for Safeguarding and Child Protection, Department for Education
  • Cllr. David Gardner, Deputy Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Dan Martin, Principal Officer - Social Care, National Children's Bureau
  • Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding, NHS England
  • Judith Barnes, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP


Local arrangements for the transition from LCSBs to the partnership system must be agreed and published by 29 June ahead of an implementation deadline of 29 September 2019. Representing a significant change to the child safeguarding system, new statutory guidance from the Department for Education was published in the summer. As the deadline for this transition draws closer, how can you best support your staff and overcome the challenges faced by local authorities, schools, health services and children's services in your area?

Join Westminster Briefing on 5 June for an up to date brief on the transition to the new safeguarding arrangements. We will examine the latest Government policy and guidance, what different organisations are doing to develop new arrangements within a multi-agency public protection system, and how different areas are managing the transition.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • “Working together to safeguard children”: Reviewing the latest guidance and support
  • Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements: analysing the relationship between local authorities, schools, health services and children’s services
  • Evaluating and refining plans at a national and local level to meet the deadline for 29 June
  • Statutory and non-statutory obligations: where do the responsibilities lie?
  • Supporting members of staff through change

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on the guidance requirements for local areas to meet by 2019, including lessons from 'early adopters' and an evaluation of the statuatory and non-statutory obligations for local authorities, schools and children’s services. 

The afternoon session will explore best practices when managing the transition to the partnership system with a special focus on supporting staff through partnership and collaborative working.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from children’s safeguarding teams, local authorities, children’s services, pupil referral units, voluntary agencies, social work officials, committee officers and all those involved in local child safeguarding procedures.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Wednesday 5th June 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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