Rachael prides herself on using tried and tested strategic, value-based, empathic approaches. With over 18 years of experience paired with an extensive training record within the safeguarding field, Rachael has worked in a variety of sectors including Child Protection Social Care, Schools, Apprenticeships & Employability, The NHS, Mental Health Inpatient & Community Services, The Police, Substance Misuse, & Youth Offending. Rachael is a qualified, passionate trainer with vast experience to share from her previous roles as the Head of Safeguarding, Head of Human Resources, & Head of Employee Wellbeing across a number of organisations.
Introduction to Safeguarding: How to improve safeguarding measures in your school
Safeguarding means that we ensure that children & adults have their health & well-being rights protected and that we can all work together to protect people from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Schools & local authorities are governed by legislation & best practice guidance that promotes the safety & well-being of children & adults at risk. It is fundamental that any service, especially in education, ensure it supports children &/or adults and adheres to the relevant best practice guidance so they can demonstrate how this has been implemented and what the impact is.
We know that effective safeguarding works best when people operate within a ‘culture of vigilance’ whereby everyone promotes self-care, looks out for one another, & knows how to raise concerns or issues about unsafe practices.
SCR Tracker supports its customers with legislative regulation updates and provides current, up-to-date, compliant advice & guidance. However, we want to be able to expand the level of support available, which is why we have now partnered with Rachael Bishop. Extra support and a range of additional (chargeable services) can now include reviewing policies & procedures, conducting independent audits & reviews, as well as providing bespoke or accredited training to meet service requirements. We want to ensure our customers have access to a trusted safeguarding expert when they need it most.
Rachael puts her head, heart and soul into making safeguarding people a priority in any workplace. Her years of experience and expertise means that you can always rely on her to provide you with what you need to embed an effective safeguarding culture.
Safeguarding in schools
It is fundamental that any service that supports children and/or adults adheres to the relevant best practice guidance and can then demonstrate how this has been implemented, embedded, and what the impact is.
Schools are required to:
Safeguarding Webinars & Blogs
Every other month Rachael will be hosting a free webinar and writing blogs on various safeguarding topics specifically designed for schools. To register your interest to receive news on both, please leave your email address below.
In case you missed our Mental Health Matters webinar on the 12th May, click the link below to watch the recording or to access the slides.
The next webinar will be about 'sexual harassment in schools' and the contents will cover: Guidance and Legal Responsibilities for schools, understanding sexual violence and sexual harassment, what to be aware of, consent, responding, reporting, support and more. Tickets are available now!
Safeguarding services available
Safeguarding consultancy includes:
Training, webinars and keynote speaking opportunities for your school
Fully accredited training courses:
Benefits for schools
Complex case support
as well as access to an on-hand, knowledgeable, experienced, & approachable safeguarding expert
Access to a qualified trainer
and a variety of accredited/ bespoke training courses
Strategic & operational planning
as well as implementation support
as well as best practise guidance
Enhances school reputation
and improves credibility, knowledge & employee skills
Protects service users & employees
in accordance with guidance for education
Prioritises employee safety
As well as improving their overall well-being
Promotes a safer environment for all
creating a culture of vigilance that enables staff to respond to welfare concerns, abuse, exploitation, & crisis
Latest safeguarding updates
Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan
Safeguarding Leads and schools should be aware of the new Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan published on the 30th of March 2022. The plan aims to “drive down the prevalence of domestic abuse and domestic homicide and provide victims and survivors with the support they need.”
The government has published a green paper on the future of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) system and is undertaking a public consultation on the green paper’s proposals.
The Online Safety Bill
The online safety laws will make the internet a safer place for everyone in the UK, especially children, while making sure that everyone can enjoy their right to freedom of expression online.
What to know more?
If you have any questions or would like a full list and costs of bespoke and non-accredited training courses that Rachael offers, please leave your email address below.