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A half day safeguarding conference on the legal and practical implications of requiring teachers to disclose personal relationships.

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Three recent court cases have considered the duties on teachers to disclose personal relationships, confirming that such duties go far beyond those set out in the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations.

Many schools (and teachers) are unclear about these legal and contractual obligations and school leaders may be surprised by the legal pitfalls in this complex area or what difficulties and problems may arise if they go too far or make the wrong decision.

In this half day safeguarding conference, experts from Rawlison Butler and the NSPCC set out the legal position and provide practical tips, guidance and best practice to schools on how best to deal with these issues.

Topics covered during the conference will include:

  • What is the duty to disclose, how far does it extend and who is covered?
  • What should schools do with the information?
  • What can schools do faced with a failure to disclose?
  • When and how to take necessary disciplinary action
  • The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations and how they work
  • Complying with laws on data protection, privacy and confidentiality
  • Considering changes that should be made to contracts and policies
  • Making schools safer organisations
  • How a safe culture promotes the safety of everyone in school
  • Best practice for safer recruitment 

Speaker Bios

Tony Hyams-Parish

Tony is the Partner and Head of the Employment and Education Teams at Rawlison Butler LLP. A teacher before joining the legal profession 21 years ago, Tony has also been a school governor for 15 years and is currently the Chair of a Multi Academy Trust.

Tony is Chair of the Equality and Discrimination Committee of the International Bar Association and speaks widely on employment and education issues both in the UK and internationally. Tony acts for a number of independent schools and academies providing advice and support in the areas of employment and education law.

Kay Joel

Kay joined NSPCC as senior consultant for education in 2011, having been a teacher for 20 years. She is part of the Professional Partnerships and Consultancy Team. Kay has worked with all types of schools on a range of consultancy projects including policy reviews, safeguarding audits, evaluation of safeguarding procedures, advice and guidance on a range of safeguarding issues.

Kay has produced briefings and advice for the education sector on different aspects of safeguarding which has led to the development of the NSPCC Education Self-Assessment Tool to audit a school’s safeguarding provision.

Conference Details

Who should attend?
This conference is a must for head teachers, business managers, teachers or governors responsible for safeguarding in schools.


£110 per delegate + VAT
£95 per delegate + VAT (if two or more delegates attend from the same school)

To register your interest in the event, please click the above button. For more information please contact Chris Field on +44 (0)1293 558569.

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