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BSA virtual training – NMS update

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Date: August 30, 2022
  • Time: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: Full Member – £100, Affiliate Member – £150, Non-Member – £200
  • Audience: All those involved in the management of boarding provision in England.
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

The session will cover all of the updates to the National Minimum Standards for England, highlighting the changes and also indicating the potential impact for management and practice in boarding houses.







Training topics will include:

  • The new National Minimum Standards for Boarding in England
  • Highlighting the changes
  • Compliance implications.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the new standards
  • Guidance on implementation in various boarding settings
  • Considering issues relating to compliance and inspection.

This event is kindly sponsored by Witley Jones.


Dale Wilkins: Senior Director, BSA Group

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s accredited training programme. Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter, the Annual Safeguarding conference, and the Safeguarding Forum. He has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our overseas members.

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner. After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board and has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding since 2002. Dale had previously been a BSA course tutor since 1998 and developed the BSA Self-Assessment Toolkit.


August 30
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm