CUTTING EDGE TRAINING COMPANY

Contact us at info@ecplimited.com

WHAT WE DO

OUR SERVICES

Education Child Protection are a specialist training provider to anyone who has comes into contact with children. We are proud to provide some of the very best in Child Protection and Adults at Risk and Online Safety Training within the UK. The company has secured many contracts nationwide, including the direct delivery of training on behalf of Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) places a duty on all employers to ensure that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting children and young people's welfare.

This is where we can help; we specialise in offering training throughout any organisation, which will suit your requirements i.e. one day, half-day, updates or twilight sessions.

All our courses are in line with the latest government legislation and guidance including Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) are fully compliant with Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) requirements. They are compliant with Keeping Children Safe In Education (September 2016), Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS), Section 11 of the Children Act (2004) and section 175 of the Education Act (2002).


CPD CERTIFIED

The content of all basic courses have been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are assessed by the CPD Service and an independent assessor.


GET TO KNOW US

Meet the team


This is Sue Manning Managing Director

Sue Manning

Director

Sue spent most of her professional career as a secondary school teacher in London - with her last role in senior management of one of Cambridgeshire's most successful Village Colleges.

Sue was Chair of Governor's of a large Hertfordshire primary school for four years. With this wealth of experience, she moved into an advisory teacher role with the flagship and Education Child Protection Services: for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Here began her adult training of any practitioners who work with children, from Early Years to Sixth Form Colleges, working in both state and private sectors. Sue has gone on to lecture at three universities in this field, to work as an Investigating Officer for Cambridgeshire Children's Services, become a trainer assessor, a multi-agency trainer for Enfield, Hertfordshire, Barnet and Cambridgeshire LSCB training pools and is an ambassador for CEOP.

Sue has been a resident consultant for one of the largest chains of nursery provision in the United Kingdom, and has been a regular conference speaker in the world of Child Protection. She has included in her busy schedule working as a child counsellor for ChildLine and ChildLine Schools Service, and an adult counsellor for NAPAC.


Luke Brent-Savage

Director

Luke previous career has been in intelligence and security, including cryptology. This allowed him the opportunity to develop further his expertise in technology and the internet.

Luke is the company resident Online Safety specialist and is used by two London Boroughs as their Online Safety consultant, running multi-agency training. He is an ambassador for CEOP, regularly working with children from 3 to 18, and is a national assessor for Online Safety through the SWGFL.

He lectures at three universities on this subject. Luke is a counsellor for ChildLine and also works with children through the NSPCC Schools Service. Luke speaks regularly at national conferences on Online Safety and Child Protection. Luke has been used several times by the BBC to provide expert anaylsis on current topics.


Nicole Williamson

Director

Nicole is a Psychology graduate with QTS (PGCE) and a Level 6 qualification in Leadership and Management. Nicole has spent most of her professional career managing children and young people’s services with Local Authorities and the Voluntary Sector.

With this wealth of experience, she moved into Head of Training role where she led teams of trainers delivering Apprenticeships, Diplomas and Core Skills programmes, training any practitioners who work with children and young people.

Nicole’s specialism is Safeguarding, Leadership, Management and has represented and delivered training for the Local Safeguarding Board’s nationally and undertaken the lead Safeguarding role across all her management roles.

In addition Nicole has developed and implemented Audit, Policy Development and Safer Staffing supporting organisations to ensure the highest standards of protecting children are reached.

In her spare time Nicole has been a counsellor for Childline and developed Safeguarding programmes which she has developed and delivered to teaching staff in The Gambia over the past 3 years.


Linda Hellier

Safeguarding Consultant

Linda is a highly experienced social work practitioner and senior manager with a strong operational and strategic understanding of safeguarding children and young people and of risk management.

 

With over 20 years’ statutory experience in the protection of vulnerable children and young people living in some of the most deprived and challenged London boroughs, she is passionate about the difference that effective, multi-agency partnership working can make. 

Recently Linda led a bi-borough collaborative project looking at how agencies across borders could work together to more effectively safeguard vulnerable children.

This includes those at risk of child sexual exploitation. Linda is experienced in developing procedures from a multi-agency perspective and is an accomplished trainer in child protection and early help. She is also an accredited Level 1 and 2 CSE Trainer.


Jennifer Robinson

Safeguarding Consultant

Jennie is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 20 years experience working with vulnerable children and adults as a therapist and a senior manager. Her extensive safeguarding, managerial and therapeutic qualifications include an MSc in Youth Participation, and more recently she has added a teaching qualification to her resume.

Jennie has worked as an advocate and therapist for vulnerable crime victims, and has extensive experience in a busy London Youth Offending Service and peripatetic Youth Service. She is an experienced couple and child psychotherapist, and now specialises in adults with learning difficulties.

She currently runs a therapeutic service in a Hertfordshire secondary school, and works as an advocate for Adults at risk with learning difficulties in Hertfordshire and London. Jennifer prides herself in her ability to adhere to and facilitate Best Practice, and is passionate about Safeguarding Adults at Risk and children, with 15 years experience in developing policies and procedures and designing and delivering bespoke training packages.


Amy Hanson

Safeguarding Consultant

Having qualified as a Social Worker in 2010, Amy has worked as a senior social worker in a variety of social work teams including; frontline child protection, working with children with disabilities, children who are looked after as well as with children who are being adopted. Amy has extensive court work experience within the child protection arena and is currently involved in the review process for child deaths within London, working with other multiagency professionals in order to look at how agencies can work better together to safeguard children.

Alongside being an associate trainer for ECP, Amy is a Team Manager of a Social Work team working with Looked after Children; including children who are in foster care, residential units, specialist provisions and within the criminal justice system. It is this background and experience which provides Amy with her expertise in child protection, which she enjoys sharing within the training sessions with ECP.


Katrina Curtis

Safeguarding Consultant

Katrina is an experienced Training Development Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization training industry. Katrina is skilled in Communication, Visual Learning, Youth Empowerment, Team Effectiveness, and Team Leadership.

Katrina has for the last seven years worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary as a volunteer and a Police Constable. She has been exposed to a number of incidents which means her knowledge and experience of law and child protection are a key interest and strength of hers. She has had the opportunity to work with a number of organisation's when investigating crimes and supporting victims. Since leaving the police Katrina has been lecturing in College by providing high quality teaching, learning, assessment and internal moderation across a range of Public Services courses up to and including Higher Education, ensuring high levels of achievement and success.

Katrina has completed a Foundation degree focused in Working with young people from University of Hertfordshire. She has completed many other courses relevant to working with children, young people and professionals. She is a qualified trainer and assessor.


Lizzy Duck

Safeguarding Consultant

Lizzy's has an extensive background within sports coaching and youth work. She completed a degree in Sports Science and Psychology, before completing a Masters within Sports Psychology. She has worked in the sports coaching, playwork and youth work settings for the past 14 years, and has a hands-on approach to many projects with children, young people and adults - of varying abilities. She has completed many courses within all of these areas and this has given her the confidence to understand children and their behaviours. Lizzy is currently working within a school environment, and has developed excellent skills in communicating with children.


We can help you

If you have something you think our team could help you with, please do not hesitate contact us no matter what you're enquiry. We're here to help you and your team.


WHAT THEY SAY

Testimonials

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Just Childcare - Brian Richbell - Head of HR


“We have had a number of safeguarding training courses, covering different levels and a variety of topics run by the team at ECP. We have always found that our nursery staff really value the sessions, which are both extremely informative and enjoyable. All the ECP team have the ability to present challenging subject matters in a way that our staff can engage with and learn from. I cannot recommend ECP highly enough.”

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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School - Maeve Creed - Headteacher


"We have been pleased to work with ECP for over 15 years. They are a professional, highly skilled but very down to earth team able to successfully engage with the parents, staff, governors and pupils of our school across all areas of Safeguarding and Child Protection. The children particularly enjoy and learn a lot during the E-Safety sessions they lead each year for all year groups (N-Y6). We look forward to working with the team in future years."

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Middlesex University - Gareth Evers - Programme leader Professional Studies


"For our Professional Studies programme at Middlesex University, safeguarding training is of paramount importance. Every year, ECP provides this training with informative, challenging and engaging lectures led by knowledgeable speakers. The lectures, which are pertinent and well-paced, score highly in trainee evaluations, highlighting the impact on trainee confidence in safeguarding issues."

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Marian Vian Primary School - Ian Redgrave - Head Teacher


‘Year on year ECP have provided us with up to date on-line safety information in an engaging and calm manner that has empowered our children, staff and parents. Essential learning for all!’

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The Hall School - Chris North - Head of Computing and Digital Learning


"We have been using ECP at our school for over two years and they always impress us with the professionalism and deep knowledge of issues related to online safety and technology. Every year our parents are hugely appreciative of the advice given during the parental talks and our students really benefit and enjoy the workshops and assemblies delivered by Luke and his colleagues."


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We are extremely adaptable; we can offer sessions for large numbers or small, to any sector, delivering directly to adults and children. To see our course portfolio, please click below.


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