Event description

Regional Training for International Schools

A unique opportunity to attend a truly internationalised and certificated two day advanced training event for those managing or involved in child safeguarding and protection in an International School setting.

{ a deeper level of international training }

As experts in the international field of Safeguarding, we recognise your challenges in protecting children in locations where cultural differences and access to child protective services may be limited or non-existent, and where legislation will vary or may not even be in place.

This course reflects international standards of best practice in protecting children from harm in all areas of programmes, operations and procedures.


–  To equip your new staff with Safeguarding responsibilities , and establish those staff already in post to promote, embed, implement and improve upon school child safeguarding policies and protection measures.
– To respond appropriately within the school’s context to child protection concerns.
– To enable those attending to immediately put into action points they have learnt on return to school!

- Course designed around the standards set by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the International Task Force on Child Protection and linked to standards set by accreditation agencies.
- Based on best practice standards developed by Education Authorities and practitioners from numerous countries around the world.
- Follows the standards set by British Schools Overseas (BSO) and Keeping Children Safe in Education in the UK, this course focuses on how these standards can be implemented in international settings and what this means the reality of your local context.
- Unique opportunity to meet peers nationally and regionally. ICPA will link you beyond this event to discuss and share issues and experiences into the future. You are not alone!


Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants attending the full two day course.


Who should attend?

An assumption will be made that those attending have already undergone child safeguarding training at a basic level.

Anyone with child protection responsibilities, designated staff and deputies, child protection officers, senior leaders, child protection committee members, Counsellors and Governing Board members.

Best practice dictates that those responsible for child safeguarding in a school should attend an advanced level of training that is refreshed every two years. This course is designed to establish staff in that post and refresh those already trained to an advanced level who are designated staff and others, or senior leaders in a school.

Training is capped at 40 places to ensure maximum interaction and shared experience. Registration will be on a first come basis as there is already a substantial level of committed interest.

What the training will cover:

Through facilitated group dialogue, reflections, presentations and interactive scenarios:

– Understand roles and capabilities
– Develop systems for operating in locations where external services are limited – A framework for developing a Mapping tool for your school
– A monthly checklist for designated staff – What you can do month by month to embed CS in your particular school
– Safer recruitment
– Developing your code of conduct
– Responding to allegations against staff
– Responding appropriately to concerns about children (and their family)
– Ensuring policies and procedures are relevant, in place and reviewed
– Ensuring that staff and volunteers receive adequate training
– Raising awareness throughout the whole community
– Consider Compliance, Risks and Liabilities
– Understand internal monitoring and evaluation – Self-audit tool
– Planning a framework for training and knowledge checking in your school
– Responding to and supporting staff in receiving disclosure form a child

Where and When:

NIST International School (Bangkok)
Friday 8th – Saturday 9th March 2019
Cost: GBP 760 per person

The Trainers:

Tim Gerrish OBE is a highly committed and commended International Child Protection expert with extensive experience in advising on child safeguarding risk management issues and investigations. He specialises in advising international school leaders, conducting audits and evaluations as well as developing and delivering top class training on child safeguarding for international schools and high profile organisations all around the world. Tim is an accredited consultant to the Council of International Schools (CIS), Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and Federation of British International Schools in SE Asia (FOBISIA). He is a proactive leader and trainer who is passionate about building partnerships in an effort to ensure children are better protected globally.


Tim is Founder and Director of International Child Protection Advisors (ICPA) Ltd, www.icpa.co.uk , his background is in law enforcement with 30years experience as a detective with Scotland Yard in London. He was also head of the UK’s National Criminal Intelligence Service Serious Sex Offender unit before working with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP). At CEOP his role was Head of International Partnerships, working with international schools, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies and child protection practitioners overseas. He has extensive experience of working with schools and other organisations all around the world.


Kate Beith is an International School Safeguarding Consultant. In her commitment to keeping children safe, Kate understands the challenges facing international schools. She is recognised for her work in leading safeguarding development across a group of international schools in China, Korea, Singapore and Myanmar. Kate has worked with Tim for a number of years, and has now joined him to offer a range of customised advanced level training for those working in international schools. Her work as an early years educator also gives her the experience to also support Safeguarding in this specialist area for young children.


After studying at Goldsmith’s College, London University, Kate taught in the primary sector in London, Oxford and Surrey. She then became principal of a large early years College where protecting children was at the heart of the school. She campaigned on several child protection issues at government level. During this time Kate consulted internationally with schools in Japan, Germany and the British Council in the Maldives. From 2007 until 2018 Kate worked for a recognised group of international colleges as Deputy Director of Schools leading Safeguarding and Early Years across China, Korea, Singapore and Myanmar. Most recently Kate completed an MA in ‘Working with Children and their Families’ at Pen Green Children’s Centre and Research Base, Leicester University. Kate has worked extensively with child protection experts internationally and in the UK and is a member of the CIS International Child Protection Task Force She is also experienced in developing bespoke Safeguarding training materials, leading internal investigations and giving support to Heads leading child protection issues and managing allegations.


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