Safeguarding Training

I have delivered basic safeguarding awareness sessions in schools in my role as Designated Safeguarding Lead, and am able to signpost school staff or suggest a few possible options on matters concerning safeguarding and child protection should they ask for ideas.

I have developed a specific training course for dance schools which covers general safeguarding awareness, local procedures and elements of safeguarding which are relevant and specific to the dance school arena. I am able to deliver this training at a time to suit, flexibly accommodating the busy timetables of dance school principals and their teachers.

In addition, as a parent with children who dance, I have provided advice and support on all issues related to safeguarding for the Sinéad Loughnane Academy of Dance for over four years. This includes development and annual review of the safeguarding policies and procedures for the dance Academy, offering advice and guidance for the Principal, and training for herself and her staff.  I now support Principals at two other dance schools with issues that may arise concerning children.