Mental Health & Wellbeing

A Whole School Approach to Peer on Peer Abuse

Course Details
Date: Tuesday 14th December
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: £35 per person
Facilitated by: Kerry Dawson, lead Safeguarding trainer and consultant

The response to peer-on-peer abuse cannot be seen as a standalone issue to be addressed. This webinar will support delegates to consider fundamental aspects that underpin a strong safeguarding culture and whole school approach. From underlying values and attitudes through to measuring the impact, delegates will leave with practical ideas to further inform their strategic and preventative response to peer-on-peer abuse in their setting.

Facilitator Bio

Kerry has extensive experience in working with children and families in a child protection context within local authorities and the education sector. A CEOP Ambassador and trained trainer with the NSPCC and The Safer Recruitment Consortium, Kerry is an established safeguarding trainer and consultant with over 15 years experience in this area. Kerry started her career in youth work and education welfare and formed part of a multi-agency team for looked after children and teenage parents, before going on to become the Head of Service for an inner-city local authority. Safeguarding children has always been at the heart of Kerry’s career whether it be working directly with children and families or in strategic and leadership role, where she represented education at MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference for high levels of domestic abuse) as well as the education lead on the implementation and quality assurance of recommendations of serious case reviews. 

Drawing on her experience and passion for safeguarding, Kerry established KD Safeguarding 5 years ago and continues to work across the country with schools and a range of organisations. Kerry is also a volunteer counsellor with the NSPCC, a Safeguarding lead governor and Safeguarding lead for a voluntary sports organisation.

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