Lessons Will Be Learned: Transforming Safeguarding in Education - Book Press Release

Ground-breaking safeguarding book published ‘Lessons Will Be Learned: Transforming Safeguarding in Education.’

Former senior police officers and founding members of The Safeguarding Company, Martin Baker and Mike Glanville have hit the number one bestseller position for Amazon in the Education category in less than 24 hours! They have combined their 75+ years of experience in child protection, safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults, into a unique book. The only one of its kind, this book wholly focuses on strategic safeguarding in education.

"This book lives up to its title of Transforming Safeguarding in Education, offering a practicable, whole system guide to how schools can play their part in maximising the safety and development of children."

Eileen Munro Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics, and author of The Munro Review of Child Protection

On the 25th of May, co-authors Martin Baker and Mike Glanville were proud to launch their debut book Lessons Will Be Learned – Transforming Safeguarding in Education.

‘This book lives up to its title of Transforming Safeguarding in Education, offering a practicable, whole system guide to how schools can play their part in maximising the safety and development of children.’

Eileen Munro, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics, and author of The Munro Review of Child Protection

Too often, safeguarding in education is an unsatisfactory mix of tactical reaction, box-ticking, and interminable paper trails that leaves children at risk and staff constantly anxious. Martin Baker and Mike Glanville, one an experienced Chief Constable the other an Assistant Chief Constable, and both school governors, set out another way: a unique 8-point strategic model that puts child protection at the heart of the organisation.

"As a survivor...this is more than an important book: it is a manual for saving lives."

Alex Renton Author of 'Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class'

Safeguarding and child protection challenges in education have never been more complex, nor the legal duties on schools and colleges more stringent. Child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), radicalisation, and online safety are all now part of the remit, along with self-harm arising from the increasing prevalence of mental health issues. The impact on children suffering such Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs – is life-long and life-limiting, with enormous consequences for their health and wellbeing into adulthood. The responsibility for staff in schools and colleges – and particularly for safeguarding leads – can feel overwhelming.

This book shows how to transform your organisation with a strategic framework for achieving outstanding safeguarding. It sets out an eight-point approach that will enable you to spot problems before they arise, deal with them more effectively when they do, and build a network of support both within and outside your organisation so that you can protect your children and your staff and let them both get on with the real work of education.

Order Your Copy Now

Get your copy of Lessons Will Be Learned: Transforming Safeguarding in Education now available on Amazon, at Waterstones, WHSmith and at Bookshop.org. Or you can order direct from Practical Inspiration here.

About the Authors

Martin Baker is the CEO of The Safeguarding Company. He is also one of the creators of the MyConcern safeguarding software. He is a former Chief Constable whose career spanned five UK police forces, including significant spells in counter-terrorism, safeguarding, and child protection. Martin is an experienced school governor and he is a director of a multi-academy trust.

Mike Glanville is a former police Child Protection Officer who as an Assistant Chief Constable was responsible for all aspects of child and adult safeguarding. He is an experienced school governor and has been Chair of Governors for over 10 years. Mike, also one of the original creators of MyConcern, is Chief Safeguarding Officer at The Safeguarding Company.

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