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Child Protection Foundation Workshop

Date: 19–21 January 2021
Time: 11:00–15:30 Central European Time (CET) / 16:00­–20:30 Indochina Time (ICT)
Location: Virtual

Peer-on-peer abuse, online grooming, intersectionality, race, student voice, effective systems, codes of conduct …

These are just a few of the topics you’ll explore in this workshop as you  develop your understanding of the key risks and realities relating to child protection and safeguarding within international school communities.

School leaders and educators will learn and connect on vital and well-established workshop content plus newly developed and timely material in an accessible online format. This virtual workshop is designed by the same global team of experts and collaborators as our in-person workshops.

What can you expect?
  • Training that is tailored to the needs of international school communities.
  • Develop a shared understanding of the signs of online grooming and sexual abuse.
  • Understand the risks associated with bullying and harm between students and how to address these forms of harm effectively by engaging student voice. 
  • Learn about students’ experiences of online harm and how to build skills in your community around online consent, cyber-bullying and online sexual harassment.   
  • All our speakers are members of the International Taskforce on Child Protection (ITFCP).
What’s new?

New workshop content includes:

  • Specific issues arising from the Coronavirus outbreak and remote and blended learning environments, e.g. online grooming, receiving virtual disclosures, addressing harm in the home and adapting policies and codes of conduct to remote learning environments.
  • A session looking at safeguarding and intersectionality—how to safeguard young people whose voice have traditionally been marginalized, whether because of their race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability or other identity markers.  
  • An online safety session with activities for staff to conduct with students around cyber-bullying, online sexual harassment and consent, and sexting. 
  • An updated peer-on-peer abuse session with guidance on how to address these forms of harm effectively by engaging student voice, and how to develop and strengthen your safeguarding systems and policies.
  • A resource pack with on-demand webinars and written guidance. 
  • Defining and understanding the causes and practices of sexual abusers
  • Addressing peer-on-peer abuse within international school settings
  • Empowering student voice and developing self-protective skills
Strand A: Managing child abuse in an international school—recruitment, policies and response: Alignment with accreditation standards
  • Learn how to create effective systems, policies and practices to prevent and respond to harm and abuse within your school community, including safer recruitment practices.
  • Prepare to lead a community through a child protection allegation and develop communications and crisis plans.
  • Learn about students’ experiences of online harm and how to build skills in your community around online consent, cyber-bullying and online sexual harassment. 
Strand B: Preventing and identifying child abuse—curriculum, culture and receiving disclosures: Alignment with accreditation standards 
  • Develop knowledge of age-appropriate, healthy relationship education for children and young people based upon new UNESCO and WHO guidelines.
  • Learn how to receive a disclosure of abuse, protect students from harm in the home and address abuse across cultures.
  • Understand how to embed equity, diversity and anti-racism in schools, by learning how to safeguard young people whose voices have traditionally been marginalised, whether because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class or otherwise.
Who is this workshop for?

Heads of schools, principals, social-emotional counsellors, university guidance counsellors, safeguarding leads and child protection officers, CIS accreditation team evaluators, school board members.

Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)

Register now

If your institution is not a CIS member and you are interested in this event, please email Jane Joyce.

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