Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop: Peer-on-peer abuse

Date: 5–6 November 2024
Time: Central European Time (CET)

  • Day one: 08:30–15:30
  • Day two: 08:00–16:30

Location: Virtual

In-depth training focusing on harm and abuse between students

Harm between students can occur online, in school, and in the wider community, often referred to as peer-on-peer abuse. It’s vital to help young people develop social-emotional skills to help them identify and report abuse.

Join this workshop to engage with a complex unfolding case study facilitated by experts in managing the disclosure of abuse between students.

What you can expect to learn:
  • strategies to better prevent, identify early, and manage appropriately, forms of harm and abuse between students
  • how forms of harm can intersect and overlap
  • forms of harm that are most prevalent in their setting and understand how critical this is to safeguarding
  • skills to carry out an inquiry following a disclosure
  • how to foster connections with others holding similar roles and responsibilities to facilitate collaboration and create support networks
How you can expect to learn:

You’ll be guided by exceptional speakers with deep knowledge, expertise, and direct experience. They will share practical guidance and strategies through a complex unfolding case study using a virtual environment that facilitates collaboration and knowledge-sharing with an extensive resource  centre to help as you return to school.

You will leave feeling:
  • more aware of the risks and complexities involved in responding to harm between students, and its prevalence
  • mindful of the possibility that you will need to lead an inquiry following disclosure of harm between students
You’ll return to school:
  • equipped and confident to develop protocols that help you prepare for such an event
  • able to identify and build on protective factors and take preventative action
  • knowing how student voice can strengthen safeguarding practices in your school and with strategies to engage students
Why should your school invest in this training?

Managing a disclosure of harm between students can be high stakes for a school, and disclosure can be made anytime. So, your school needs to be prepared. Plus! Schools completing CIS International Accreditation will find that the workshop content aligns with the CIS International Accreditation framework, particularly in Domain E.

Who is this workshop for?

Heads of schools, principals, social-emotional counsellors, teachers, university guidance counsellors, safeguarding leads and child protection officers, accreditation coordinators , school board members, and school recruiters.

Registration deadline: 22 October 2024
Fee: €550 (excluding VAT)

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