I have received many enquiries requesting the publication date for the second edition of my Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools. It was due to be published at the end of 2012, but has been held up by the delay of the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance. My publishers have agreed that the second edition must include the detail and impact of the revised Working Together, so for the time being we must wait patiently while the DfE deliberates!
In the meantime I have designed two training packs to support Designated Senior Persons in schools to deliver their own training. The first course focuses on managing neglect and lower level concerns, while the second addresses grooming and sexual exploitation. The training packs include slide presentations, handouts, group activities and comprehensive tutor notes to guide the DSP as they deliver the course in school.
Both training packs can be ordered from http://www.optimus-education.com