MyConcern welcomes Child Protection in Education delegates
MyConcern are safeguarding and child protection experts, scroll down to access our free safeguarding resources and find out how we can help your school.
Martin Baker QPM, Chief Executive Officer
As a former Senior Police Officer, Martin served in five UK police forces. He became a Senior Investigating Officer for cases of homicide and other serious crimes. As a Detective Superintendent Martin was the Director of Public Protection for Gwent Police, responsible for all aspects of safeguarding and child protection. As the Assistant Chief Constable for Gloucestershire Martin was Chair of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), managing the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community.
Martin’s final policing role was eight years as the Chief Constable of Dorset Police. During his tenure his officers and staff delivered eight consecutive years of crime reduction while achieving national ‘best in class’ public satisfaction across all aspects of operational service delivery and the highest levels of public confidence of any police force in England & Wales. His force also achieved the prestigious Sunday Times Top 75 Companies Award and the acclaimed Investors in People Award.
Martin is an experienced school governor in both primary and upper schools, with over 10 years experience in those roles. The upper school of which he is a Governor has been awarded two consecutive ‘Outstanding’ gradings from Ofsted. Martin is also a Director of a Multi-Academy Trust.
As Chief Executive Officer, Martin takes particular responsibility for the company’s strategy and our external partner relationships.
In 2006 Martin was awarded HM The Queen’s Medal for Distinguished Police Service (QPM).
"MyConcern allows every single member of staff to contribute to the pastoral wellbeing of students, without adding to their workload."
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KCSIE 2020: A Practitioners' View
We are thrilled to bring you our newest upcoming webinar: KCSIE 2020: A Practitioners' View.
Join us on 23rd Sept at 3:45pm (BST) when we take a look at the updated statutory guidance of KCSIE 2020 and how this impacts on staff in schools and colleges.
We will be drawing on the experience of Safeguarding Leads who have been implementing the changes which came into effect September 1st 2020.
Effective Resources for Supporting Children’s Mental Health
Join us with TV Presenter, Journalist and Children's Book Author Martin Roberts as he discusses children’s mental wellbeing and the role schools have in supporting their students’ mental health. In this session, Martin will share how his book 'Sadsville' can be used to initiate conversations with children – particularly those aged eight to nine years old – about their own emotions.
He will also be sharing a free home study pack and teachers’ resources which will support school staff in their safeguarding and pastoral responsibilities. This comes at a particularly pertinent time where, in the wake of lockdown and social distancing measures, children’s mental health has suffered significantly.
Free Safeguarding Resources
Throughout the year, our team of safeguarding experts produce a wide range blogs, resources, reports and webinars for safeguarding practitioners.
Here we've curated a selection of these child protection resources exclusively for Optimus members and delegates. We've put these downloadable resources all in one place, to access any or all of them simply complete the form below.
Free Safeguarding Resource Pack
Full Report - Safeguarding in Education During Covid-19: ‘Lessons Learned’
Read our detailed report to discover the key challenges faced by schools during the Covid-19 lockdown to inform practise for a second wave.
KCSIE 2020 Update Summary
An easy-to-read handout summarising the key changes and updates to the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 which came into effect 1st September 2020. You can use this as a visual reminder for all staff about the changes.
Safeguarding Remotely: A Guide for Schools During Closures
Checklists and information on how to prepare and proceed with safeguarding children remotely, whether as a result of school closures or when 'self-isolating'.
MyConcern The Safeguarding Solution
We are, first and foremost, a safeguarding company, and as such, protecting the most vulnerable people in society is at the heart of all we do.
MyConcern is our Queen’s Award-winning safeguarding software used by schools, colleges and other organisations worldwide to report, record and monitor child protection and well-being concerns.
Created and developed by child protection experts, with backgrounds in social care, education and policing, MyConcern enables teachers and other staff to record and manage all categories of concern.
The platform helps to protect children and young people from a range of risks using a trusted, secure and intuitive system which enables early intervention.
In-built functionality enables senior leaders to create reports, identify patterns and trends and produce easy-to-audit evidence for inspections.
MyConcern provides safeguarding leads with the peace of mind that they’re meeting their statutory, legal and moral obligations to children and young people in their care.