Assembly Room

Floor 3 (Please be advised there is no lift)
North Parade
Bradford BD1 3HT
United Kingdom

Assembly Bradford is on the third floor of a listed building, unfortunately they are unable to provide a lift. The stairs have low risers, long treads, half landings and hand rails to both sides.
Please contact 01274752299 if you need further information regarding accessibility.

The venue is 5 mins walk from Forster Square, and parking at SIP Car Park 2-3 Grammar School Street, BD1 4QD, is close by at only £3 per day.

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Brotton, Redcar TS12 2UW
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Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel

Bradford Road
Bingley, Bradford BD16 1TU
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Safeguarding Support Limited

Floor 1, 1 Market Street
Bingley, Bingley BD16 2HP
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SSL Training room Bingley

Floor 1, 1 Market Street
Bingley BD16 2HP
United Kingdom

How to get to us:

By train: Bingley station is 2 minutes walk

By Bus: Regular services from Bradford, Keighley and Skipton.

By Car: We are just off Main Street, Bingley (B6265) on Market Street. The offices above Tax Assist Accountants.

Please be advised we are based in a beautiful victorian building. Our training room is on the 2nd floor and unfortunately we do not have lift access. 

If your require ground floor access please contact 01274 752299 for alternative venues and dates.

There are a number of low cost payable car parks close to the venue and free road-side parking a short walk away. We suggest parking in Bingley Arts Centre or Bingley Train Station car park, for all day parking.

Please contact us prior to the training if you would like any further details 01274 752299 or admin@safeguardingsupport.com.

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The Great Victoria Hotel Bradford

The Great Victoria Hotel
Bridge Street
Bradford City Centre, Bradford BD1 1JX
United Kingdom

There are a number of chargeble car parking facilities within walking distance of the hotel. 

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Online
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Tynemouth,, North Shields NE30 4RF
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Darlington DL1 5PA
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Rachel Priestley

Rach has a background in Business Development and Administration, gaining much of her knowledge and experience through her 19 year career with the NHS working within the executive office, community services and public health. 

Before moving on from the NHS, Rach supported the Chief Executive, the Chairman and the Trust Board of a local NHS Care Trust, which managed Children’s Services. Her responsibilities spanned across HR, Finance, Governance, Compliance, Risk, systems and processes, and internal training. Rach also supported the Children’s Safeguarding Lead with safeguarding investigations.

In 2017, she left the NHS to pursue a successful self-employed career supporting business to grow, with flexible business development and administration support, which she continues to do on a part-time basis.

Rach is in house trained, and is passionate about delivering outstanding services and enjoys working as part of the safeguarding team to achieve a common goal.

In her own time, she loves spending time outside, and long walks with the two family dogs. 

Shelley Armstrong

Shelley joined Safeguarding Support in 2020 as an experienced AET-qualified freelance trainer, and now enjoys working across the business, keeping clients as up to date as possible with the ever changing challenges facing safeguarding children in education.

Whilst we aim to simplify safeguarding, Shelley’s passion is to ensure engagement, pride and confidence through training and support. Shelley enjoys applying the competencies gained in different industries and environments to researching, designing, and developing materials for those with the responsibility to safeguard children, and in return has enormous respect for their commitment.

Her experience across the private business sector brings commercial skills to training and her background in psychology and counselling ensure courses are designed and delivered with the learner in mind.

Shelley lives in Yorkshire and enjoys walking her springer spaniels – come rain or shine!

Abigail Havon

Abigail is an experienced AET qualified trainer who began her safeguarding career in the charity sector.  There she was a regional manager and part of the safeguarding leadership team.  She was involved in writing policies and procedures, developing, and delivering training and supporting staff and volunteers to work 121 with children struggling with their literacy. 

She has worked in a variety of business environments gaining experience in different sectors. She has always chosen roles that call for collaboration and communication to bring the best out in people and projects to completion.  Abigail passionately believes that empowering educators to work together as part of a safeguarding team will lead to better outcomes for children and young people. 

As part of the SSL training team her role focuses mainly on delivering virtual training. 

Abigail lives near the Jurassic Coast and enjoys long walks and caring for her jungle of houseplants.  

Carol Stephenson

Carol has spent her entire career teaching in Bradford primary schools. Most recently she was Head Teacher of a large, outstanding, multi-academy trust, inner-city
school where she gained Local Leaders of Education (LLE) status.

Carol is a highly experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead and safeguarding Governor, with an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge. It was through this depth of experience that she became a dedicated representative of Bradford Children’s Safeguarding Board. In June 2019, Carol was awarded a Bradford Safeguarding Champions lifetime achievement award 2019 for her continued work in safeguarding the children of Bradford.

Carol is in-house trained and is NSPCC certified to deliver Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys working on her allotment.