Managing Low-Level Concerns in your MAT

26th May - 3:45pm

In this webinar Mike and Delyth will be addressing some low-level concern key issues and answering your questions about the management of low-level concerns within a MAT setting. Mike will also showcase Confide, a system specially designed for the reporting, recording and management of low-level concerns.

KCSIE’s latest safeguarding guidelines make it crystal clear: our schools have a duty to report all incidents - including “Low-Level Concerns” that fall below the harm threshold. However, it does raise a number of questions that every school will need to answer before updating their policies:

  • What is a Low-Level Concern – where do we draw the line?   
  • How best to win over staff and develop a culture of openness?  
  • How to promote an open and transparent workplace?  
  • How will you spot the patterns and trends that may need escalation?  
  • How to encourage reporting without opening the door to malicious accusations?  
  • What staff need to think about when they are self-referring concerns?  
  • What is best practice in relation to the recording and case management of low-level concerns? 

It can be something of a minefield. So, we have decided to run a webinar on the 26th of May with one of the leading practitioners in managing low-level concerns, Delyth Lynch, Safeguarding Lead at Wellington College. Delyth will be joined by Mike Glanville, Chief Safeguarding Officer at The Safeguarding Company.

Mike and Delyth will be addressing some of these key issues and answering your questions about the management of low-level concerns within a MAT setting. Mike will also showcase Confide, a system specially designed for the reporting, recording and management of low-level concerns.

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Leading Speakers

We have arranged for experts in the field of “low level concerns” to provide you with authoritative guidance and the answers to all these questions. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the 45 minute seminar for you to raise any further queries.

Deputy Head (Safeguarding), Wellington College

Delyth Lynch

Delyth is Deputy Head (Safeguarding) at Wellington College in Berkshire, having over 22 years experience of teaching and senior leadership in independent schools.

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Passionate about the area of safeguarding, she was awarded the Boarding Schools Research Fellowship in 2018 undertaking some unique research in the field of abuse within boarding schools and what makes them uniquely vulnerable places. Her work has been cited at IICSA and she speaks regularly around the issue of culture within schools and the work that she has pioneered at Wellington around Values, Behaviours and Attitudes interviewing and low level concerns. This work was very recently recognised on the national stage by being awarded the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association’s ‘Outstanding initiative award’. Delyth is an active member of SACPA and the NADSL, and writes regularly for various publications about a variety of safeguarding topics which affect schools. She leads the Bracknell Forest Independent Schools DSL group, is a Governor at a local school and also enjoys a bit of ultra running in her spare time.

Chief Safeguarding Officer, The Safeguarding Company

Mike Glanville

Mike is a Co-Founder and Chief Safeguarding Officer for The Safeguarding Company and is a former senior police officer with extensive experience in both adult and child safeguarding.

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Throughout his policing career Mike led on a number of major crime investigations relating to child sexual and physical abuse and had responsibility for all aspects of public protection in his force area. Mike has co-authored the book, 'Lessons will be Learned - Transforming Safeguarding in Education', which was published in May 2020 and has been a Chair of School Governors since 2010.

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Wednesday 26th May 3.45pm

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