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AISA/COBIS Child Protection Course

  • 06 March 2020
  • 08:30 - 15:30
  • Trademark Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

This course is an introductory course on Child Protection and Safeguarding, tailored for those working in an international school context. It is equivalent to Level 1 training and is suitable for all school staff, irrespective of their position in the organisation, to gain a basic understanding of safeguarding children and their responsibilities.


KEY AUDIENCEAll school staff

This course for international schools will cover the following content:

  • Understanding broad definitions of child abuse and neglect;
  • Dealing appropriately with disclosures;
  • How a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs;
  • Understanding child abuse victim and offender behavior;
  • Understanding how to respond and speak to children who have disclosed or are suspected of being abused;
  • Acting appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm;
  • Understanding the Child Protection system and professional roles within your school and country;
  • Responsibilities in respect of FGM, Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation and Extremism;
  • Statutory and policy directives within your school.


    Cancellation Date: 5th  February 2020
    Registration Closing Date: 2nd March 2020

    Robin Watts
    From September 1976 to September 2008 I worked for the Metropolitan Police. I was a career detective working in a range of arenas but mainly as a murder detective. During the last 10 years of my career I worked in the Child abuse arena, spending 5 years as a child abuse investigator in Lambeth London. Over the next 5 years, I worked as a trainer/instructor/consultant; training Police and Social Workers how to investigate child abuse from initial referral to conclusion.

    Since my retirement from the police in 2008, I have worked as an independent trainer and consultant for numerous organisations; including police, social workers and professionals in education. I specialise in the forensic interviewing of children, the assessment of risk and the investigation of suspected abuse. I have delivered training and consulted for numerous schools, in excess of 1000 in the UK, and over 450 International Schools in over 70 countries. Internationally I deliver safeguarding training from levels 1 to 3, safer recruitment, online abuse, bespoke courses and also talks for parents and pupils around safeguarding and online safety. I assist schools and designated staff in child protection procedures, policies, and practices. I also assist schools to get ready for the inspection process. To date, all schools I have assisted have achieved ‘Outstanding’ in the graded category for safeguarding. I work for organisations such as COBIS, BSME and others. I always offer ongoing support to schools, organisations and any clients with whom I have worked.

    As a safeguarding consultant, I have assisted numerous schools and other organisations, develop robust child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures including advising on the investigation of staff.


    • Any Registrant that cancels before AISA issues an invoice can do so with no penalty.
    • Any cancellation received in writing 31 days before the event commences is eligible for a refund, less a US$25 administration fee.
    • Because of costs that AISA incurs, registration fees will not be refunded if notification of a cancellation is received after this date.
    • Refunds may be granted beyond this date if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to a family death, illness, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, the AISA Executive Director must be contacted in advance of the conference by e-mail Refunds will be subject to the US$25 administration fee.
    • All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be given to no-shows. Some programme topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice.
    • If AISA should need to cancel an event or shift its date, all paid registrants are eligible to receive a full refund of their registration fees. AISA members may choose to have their refund credited to their AISA account. All refunds will be processed within 90 days.
    • AISA is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by registrants. AISA strongly advises registrants to take out travel insurance to safeguard them from any unforeseen changes or cancellation of travel arrangements.


    The Trademark Hotel
    The Village Market, Gigiri
    Limuru Road
    Nairobi, Kenya 

    Visa and Health
    Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

    A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51
    All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

    AISA has negotiated a preferrable rates at the Trademark Hotel at the Village Market in Nairobi, for delegates travelling to attend the institute.

    Single Occupancy Rate: US$ 135
    Double Occupancy Rate: US$ 150

    To make your hotel reservation and airport transfers, send an email with your check-in/out details to the reservations team at the Trademark Hotel ( and CC Phyllis (

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