Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop: Managing Allegations

Date: 23–24 April 2024
Time: Central European Summer Time (CEST)

  • Day one: 08:30–17:00
  • Day two: 08:45–16:00

Location: International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

In-depth training to focus on managing allegations of child abuse against an adult in an international school context

In this professional learning experience, you’ll access training and resources tailored to international school communities. Return to your school to facilitate community-wide learning and growth.

You’ll participate in an unfolding case study facilitated by experts in managing allegations of child abuse and concerns about adults in the international school context.

Our exceptional speakers will guide you with their deep knowledge and direct experience to develop practical skills and strategies for effectively identifying and deterring abuse. This begins with learning how to identify and appropriately respond to low-level concerns, a crucial aspect of early intervention in child protection. It also includes insights into how sex offenders operate within educational settings, enhancing your ability to implement preventative measures.

This CIS professional learning experience will advance your knowledge and practice of:
  • how sex offenders operate and develop skills and strategies for deterring and preventing abuse 
  • strategies and processes for appropriately responding to allegations of child abuse by educators and other adults, including carrying out an inquiry 
  • how to identify and respond to low-level concerns 
  • considerations for communicating in a crisis 
You will also:
  • foster connections with fellow CIS members with similar roles and responsibilities to facilitate collaboration and create support networks
  • develop skills that empower you to participate fully as a member of your school’s safeguarding and response teams 
You’ll return to school feeling:
  • aware of the possibility you will need to lead an inquiry
  • well-equipped for how to do so 
  • confident to take back action steps to help your school prepare for such an event 
  • ready to support the development of a safeguarding culture in your school and lead your community in this area
Why should your school invest in this training?

Managing an allegation is high stakes for a school and allegations can be made anytime, so your school needs to be prepared. Plus! Schools approaching or considering CIS International Accreditation will find the workshop content aligns with the CIS International Accreditation framework, particularly in Domain E.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for individuals who have attended a CIS Child Protection Foundation Workshop or completed another foundational child protection training course.

Heads of schools, principals, social-emotional counsellors, teachers, university guidance counsellors, safeguarding leads, child protection officers, school board members, and those involved with accreditation teams in your school.

This workshop will be using the Yondr sleeves to create a phone-free learning experience.

Registration deadline: 9 April 2024
Fee: €550 (excluding VAT)

Registration has closed

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