Hi I’m Kate and I’m the founder of the Safeguarding Association.
We specialise in supporting Universities and Higher Education Institutes meet their safeguarding obligations.
Safeguarding is a new world for many HEI’s and can be a daunting place, even for the most senior of safeguarding leads. You are in a unique position straddling both child and adult protection.
From April 2021 Ofsted will begin their inspections of degree apprenticeships. The consequences of failing this inspection are enormous. You can lose your ability to run programmes if your safeguarding provisions are deemed inadequate.
Here at the Safeguarding Association we work with you to provide strategic and practice support so you don’t need to worry about Ofsted and can rest assured you have the right procedures and processes in place, and embedded to protect your students.
Work With Me
Remove the uncertainty and worry through simple steps.
We have worked with Universities for over 7 years. We can help you develop, implement and embed your safeguarding strategy throughout your organisations and your partners. Once embedded we can support your senior safeguarding/welfare staff with practice support and guidance.
We can help you build, implement and embed your safeguarding strategy
It is crucial your safeguarding practices are appropriate for your organisation, not just the department/school/faculty to be inspected.
Ofsted will expect to see well embedded practices, understanding and awareness throughout your organisation and structural hierarchy.
We can help you achieve that.
Open courses/webinars on specific subjects to assist you.
The Safeguarding Academy has a range of courses to suit your needs and will help ensure your work is of the highest standard and significantly reduce the adverse scrutiny of your work.
Our courses are for practitioners in the child/young adult protection arena. We have a range of open and bespoke in-house programmes available.
Practice support and guidance for Designated Safeguarding Leads
The Safeguarding Leaders Hub is the heart of our organisation. I support senior safeguarding leads who are busy, overstretched and time poor, keep up to date easily through online CPD and support for difficult and often complex child protection situations
The Leaders Hub is for you if you want easy support, simple updates, email and community support to help deal with crises and overwhelm.
“My biggest takeway from the training was….. The complexity of welfare/safeguarding”
“You should work with Kate if you are a senior leader with overall responsibility for safeguarding, so that you gain the knowledge required to challenge staff about their responsibilities and provide assurance to your Board that appropriate measures are in place.”
“[Training was] interactive, a lot of the scenarios were relevant to our line of work”
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