How to Have Difficult Conversations...with Confidence

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Guidance and Inspiration for Safeguarding Professionals

This session with Nigel Lowson offers safeguarding professionals some of the most proven ways to engage in difficult conversations around sensitive or challenging topics with children and young people.

The Webinar Will Cover
  • How to start a conversation with a pupil when you need to broach a difficult subject
  • How you can best be prepared for planned or unplanned conversations, given the number of issues you may be presented with
  • The importance of active listening 
  • What to do after a difficult conversation, including where a disclosure has been made, and having conversations with parents in response to concerns
  • How to build confidence in your role, speak with colleagues, and ultimately benefit those in your care
What You Take Away

Nigel discusses best practice for recording updates, concerns and disclosures following any difficult conversations and how a robust safeguarding process can offer support to record, spot trends and enable early intervention. We also note the role of clear and auditable evidence to prove the effectiveness of your safeguarding provisions during inspections. 

The session highlights the importance of reflection following situations you may have experienced and inspires learning opportunities from such instances. 

This webinar was recorded live with Nigel Lowson, on Tuesday the 29th of June 2021.

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