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BSA webinar: 'KCSIE 2020' highlights for boarding staff
07 Sep 2020 14:00 - 07 Sep 2020 15:00



BSA Webinar

Title: 'KCSIE 2020' highlights for boarding staff


Date: September 07, 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Speaker: Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training
Audience: Head/Principal, Governors, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding staff


This webinar will increase familiarity with the impact of KCSIE on boarding practice in schools in England, and update colleagues with the 2020 changes. These changes put a much greater focus on mental health and wellbeing than before, and there is also a concentration of the relevant factors of the post-COVID response. Both of these additional factors are of particular relevance to practice in boarding schools.


Training outline:

  • The relevance of KCSIE to boarding
  • Changes to KCSIE in 2020 and their impact on boarding


Speaker: Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training
Dale joined the BSA in 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses. 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.