Free safeguarding course open to Norfolk churches

 17th March 2019


Teachers, governors and front line practitioners are invited to a free CPD training course on April 29, which will teach about behaviours to help identify and understand the issues of those at risk from harm and those who are the risk

The one-day course on Monday 29 April is offered by Freedom From Abuse and is aimed at people who work with children.

Amongst other topics, the training agenda covers:

  • What is safeguarding and need for reporting?

  • Statistics of abuse and risk factors

  • Who are the abusers?

  • The mind of the abuser and early behaviours

  • What is grooming and how it works?

  • What is consent? what is abuse?

  • Off-line and on-line grooming & why “stranger danger” is relevant once again

  • How do we thrive after childhood abuse?

The keynote speaker is Marilyn Hawes, Chief Executive of Freedom From Abuse


About Marilyn Hawes

As a teacher Marilyn attended many courses on Child Protection and asks why none of them gave information on how to recognise “grooming” to protect children. Her three sons were victims of grooming and abuse by the headteacher who was both Marilyn’s boss for 10 years, and best friend for 17 years therefore she has lived the experience. Marilyn regularly speaks to the media, public, organisations, schools, conferences, parents and children across the UK to break the culture of silence and resistance educating people with correct, relevant and vital information to prevent child sexual abuse and tune into their instincts. Marilyn passionately believes victims need not make their childhood abuse a life sentence – with appropriate therapy and support systems they can thrive – not merely survive! 

Event details

Monday 29 April
10am – 3pm
Coffee and Registration 9.30am
Great Barn, Knight’s Hill Hotel South Wootton, King’s Lynn PE30 3HQ
Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Hawes Chief Executive Officer Freedom from Abuse 

To register please email Maureen Payne at Registration forms will be sent by 

this article also appeared on Network Norfolk