We are delighted to announce the launch of our online LAHC Insights: Living with COVID-19 series. As we also move our operations online in the current climate, these presentations are designed to enable our members engage with experts on a range of educational topics, from safeguarding and protecting children when staff have little contact with them to building resilience among all members of the school community and ensuring well being during these difficult times.
LAHC will host these encounters weekly until the end of May/early June, enabling our members to hear from and interact with these speakers, and, of course, each other in a focused and safe manner.
Yesterday’s presentation was led by Robin Watts, a former detective based in the UK and now a trainer and consultant on identifying and investigating child abuse. He was joined by his wife Clare, a senior detective officer in the Child Abuse Investigation Command based out of New Scotland Yard and now Assistant Head of a Catholic Primary school in the south of England.
Around 50 LAHC members participated in the Zoom session and came away with practical advice and strategies on protecting their students when staff cannot interact with them face-to-face.
We will be sharing details about the next sessions in the series over the coming weeks, so please stay tuned!
As part of further moves to increase online engagement and participation among our members on topics that really matter to them, LAHC held its first Early Years Discussion Forum last week, bringing together more than 70 Early Years specialists from across our network. Thank you to all those who took part and we will be holding more specialist Discussion Forums in the weeks ahead.