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Jeanette & Diane are delighted to bring their third, National Safeguarding Conference to Cumbria.

This prestigious event will mark the 10th Anniversary of Safe Haven Consulting. To mark our celebration, we have selected a new and exciting venue, here in West Cumbria:


The conference will provide a national platform to bring together our clients over the past decade and to reflect on safeguarding, ‘The bigger picture’ in this current climate.

Energus is a recognised centre of excellence for training and education; we are delighted that they are working with us, to manage this key event.

Energus are excited to be part of our celebration and we express a warm welcome to you all, to join us on:  Thursday 30th September, 2021. Online booking is available here

*COVID guidelines (if applicable) will be followed, as per Government guidance at the time.

Additional rooms and satellite facilities are available if required.

The conference will be appropriate for all who hold a Safeguarding role in schools and colleges, including: Heads, DSL’s, Deputies, SLT, Governors & Management Committees. Agencies who work to safeguard children are also welcome to this rare event.



In January, Jeanette & Diane attended the prestigious ‘Child Protection Trainer of the Year Awards 2018’ at the Hilton Hotel in London, West End.

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Many thanks to Rachel Field, Headteacher and her school, Ashfield Infant & Nursery in Workington, for our glowing nomination (see extract below) that lead to Safe Haven Consulting and the training we provide, being recognised at national level. It was a privilege to attend this wonderful event and have our training acknowledged - together, with all of you, we are making a difference to safeguarding children and young people in Cumbria.

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Safe Haven Consulting thanks all our schools and Cumbrian clients for their continued support which made this national training acknowledgement possible.

"Safe Haven Consulting have been providing outstanding safeguarding training to schools and providers throughout our area for several years.

In my opinion, children in our county are undoubtedly safer due to their commitment, passion and determination to raise awareness.

I was privileged to attend a safeguarding conference organised by Safe Haven Consulting.

This extraordinary event brought together leading professionals in the field of child protection; the opportunity to hear speakers of such calibre is a rare thing due to our relatively isolated location in Cumbria – Safe Haven Consulting are trailblazers for safeguarding children in the northwest in that they are passionate about providing access to the most current guidance and practise, that would otherwise be inaccessible to us.

What makes Safe Haven so deserving as nominees is that unlike most training providers, Safe Haven Consulting offer support that goes far beyond the training room. There have been more than several occasions throughout my time as a school leader when I have been unable to access support or advice – Safe Haven are always at the end of the phone or email and never fail to return a call.

It is a very challenging time in which to be a head teacher, and at times the responsibility can appear overwhelming – Safe Haven never fail to offer practical, timely and non-judgemental support that can make a real difference to our day to day experience of safeguarding children.

In summary therefore, I wish to nominate Safe Haven Consulting for their outstanding work. I can think of few providers who offer their unique blend of expertise and personal support through their training and consultancy."

Rachel Field, Headteacher – Ashfield Nursery and Infant School

Level 1 Safeguarding training - Safe Haven Consulting now taking bookings for 2018 & 2019!

Face to face whole school/organisation approach aimed at all adults who work or are responsible for children and young people.

Whole school approach available as and when you need it. Level 1 Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training is a requirement for all adults who work in school. Aimed at all School staff including Governors, Mid-day Supervisors, Students, Volunteers, everyone welcome * Maximum number applies (costings based on area/travel)

Whole School Prevent training - Safe Haven Consulting now taking bookings for 2018 & 2019!

Face to face, Prevent training - basic awareness of what school staff need to know regarding the Prevent Duty.

Whole school approach aimed at all staff & governors. * Maximum number applies (costings based on area/travel)

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Stop press * Refresher dates available for all staff who have completed full day Level 2 and 3 training.

Book your Level 2 and Level 3 Refresher places today!

All Designated Safeguarding Leads and Safeguarding Teams who require a refresher welcome.

Please note: if you attended training with Safe Haven Consulting our recall service will contact you - please book your priority place when contacted to stay within your refresher timescale.

'The Designated Safeguarding Lead (and any deputies) should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills to carry out the role. This training should be updated atleast every two years. In addition to this formal training, their skills and knowledge should be refreshed at regular intervals, as required, but at least annually, to allow them to undestand and keep up with any developments relevant to their role'.

Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 – page 60.


Jeanette & Diane are delighted to share the following news!

Safe Haven Consulting - First provider in Cumbria to have their training endorsed by Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.   


Course Endorsement – Cumbria LSCB Newsletter (April 2017)

Congratulations to Safe Haven Consulting on becoming the first agency to receive course endorsement from the LSCB.

"The endorsement process has enabled Safe Haven Consulting to develop a positive working relationship with Cumbria LSCB. We now have effective links in place to share key information quickly which we can then reflect in our training.

Jeanette & Diane welcomed the opportunity to be the first safeguarding training provider to be endorsed by Cumbria LSCB and to pilot the process with them. Our letter of endorsement recognises that our training meets the required standards which hopefully others can follow.

The quality of safeguarding training we provide to schools and the organisations we support is key to our service. We are delighted that the training we deliver has been recognised and endorsed by Cumbria LSCB".                    

Jeanette & Diane, Directors of Safe Haven Consulting.

Safeguarding Training for Governors and Safeguarding Teams

This strategic training helps governors to understand the breadth of their safeguarding responsibilities in line with Ofsted and Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2016 requirements. Governors are welcome to attend with their Designated Safeguarding Lead or member of their safeguarding team, as there will be an opportunity to review school practice and identify next steps.

All Governors/Safeguarding Teams welcome.

This new training is ideal for consortium bookings where local governors and safeguarding teams can be trained together (minimum numbers applies)

Comments from our highly successful pilot of this training at Rheged, Penrith:

"Excellent training - enabled us to be fully aware of our safeguarding responsibilities and to reference supporting evidence."

"Excellent opportunity and time for head & COG to reflect on the needs of our school with experienced & knowledgeable Safe Haven Team."

"Super training – my new governors have learned a lot."

"Excellent resources & handouts, good balance of discussion - I now have much more understanding of my role as safeguarding governor."


On Friday 30th September 2016, to mark their five year anniversary, Safe Haven Consulting held their second National Conference, ‘Safeguarding – The Bigger Picture’ at Rheged Discovery Centre. Over 165 professionals attended an excellent learning conference which was described by delegates as 'eye opening, informative and inspiring.' Thanks to everyone who supported this Cumbrian safeguarding event.

Key Note Speakers & Workshop/Briefing Leads were:

Dr. Joe Sullivan, Professor Jan Howarth, Ian McFadyen & Trevor Dale.                                                                                     

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