Safeguarding / Child Protection

Working in the field of safeguarding and child protection in international school contexts is one of the most rewarding roles any educator can have. It is also highly challenging and complex. This community will strive to create a safe and collaborative space for all its members to learn and grow together. Through sharing resources, examining case studies, reviewing latest research and problem-solving, you will gain meaningful insights into how best to safeguard students in your contexts, while broadening your perspective from other professionals experiencing similar challenges. Together, we will tackle the tough questions such as:

  • How do I safeguard students whilst also catering to the needs of Transgender and Gender Non-conforming individuals?
  • How do we navigate national legislation that conflicts with the cultural context of our students?
Most importantly, the focus of this community will be driven by you and your needs. Sign up to be part of this exciting community of change!

Live Session Dates & Times:

All 5 live sessions for this community will be on Tuesdays between 4:00-5:30pm (HKT) on the following dates:

  1. September 19, 2023
  2. November 07, 2023
  3. January 16, 2024
  4. March 12, 2024
  5. April 30, 2024

Meet the Host:

Katie Wellbrook

Katie Wellbrook is a senior leader in international education who is passionate about child safeguarding, organisational wellbeing, fostering psychological safety in teams and empowering women in leadership. She is an educator with over 12 years experience in the UK, Oman, China, Uganda and is currently Vice Principal (Well-being and Achievement) and Designated Safeguarding Lead at an international school in Singapore. Most recently, she has qualified as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) Trainer and is soon to complete her Masters in Gender, Education and International Development at the University College London which is exploring how international schools in China can create empowering or disempowering experiences for TGNC students.