Association of Safeguarding Officers in Education - ASOE Launch - ANME

ASOE Launch - Association of Safeguarding Officers in Education!

Posted on: 17th Jun 2019 by: ANME

The ANME is proud to launch the Association of Safeguarding Officers in Education - ASOE!

Network Managers are often asked to assist with safeguarding issues and concerns in schools when they involve technology, consequently can become an important member of the team, albeit in an unofficial capacity.

As a result of this, there have been many discussions amongst ANME members and contacts over the years about the benefit of an independent forum for Safeguarding Officers in schools and colleges, one that is not visible in any way to the public, and where members are aware who else may be reading the content.

The ASOE will be providing a safe and secure online environment for members to communicate, seek assistance, or share best practice amongst peers. In addition to this, and perhaps more importantly, members will be able to find existing local cluster groups running meetings, or help start and promote their own.

The ASOE will run alongside the ANME and ADME, with the same aims and values. It is free to join, and member information will be treated confidentially and not shared with third parties.

Information about members’ environments will be collated, and the statistics will be shared with ASOE members, allowing them to see up to date popular solutions for a variety of needs and requirements.

The ASOE is free to join and is open to all Safeguarding Officers and Designated Safeguarding Leads that are employed by schools and colleges across the UK.

“Networking groups like the ASOE are a valuable resource to share best practice and new initiatives, as child protection issues are continually changing and we are faced with new challenges. Its good to share experiences with other professionals."

Tammy Hackney
Deputy Headteacher & DSL

St. George's School, Blackpool

We invite all Safeguarding Officers and DSL’s in schools and colleges across the UK to join the ASOE here and help develop it into a bespoke networking group for safeguarding in education.

Rick Cowell

Director of ANME Ltd.
Co-founder of the ANME
Founder of the ADME & ASOE


Testimonials from Members & Partners

  • “Fantastic event, with interesting content and very well organised.”

    Alain Squiteri, Sales Director - InVentry

  • I thought the day was excellent. It was really good to have the companies there and invaluable for meeting and speaking with new contacts. I really hope this carries on as it was desperately needed in our field.

    Janet Cannell, Member

  • We’re really proud to be ANME’s platinum sponsor. It’s such a great platform for school network managers to get together and share ideas, plus it provides us the opportunity to speak directly to schools using our solutions and get their feedback and input into new features. Every event is always different, with fantastic speakers providing real insight and ideas on all things edtech.

    Al Kingsley, Group Managing Director, NetSupport Limited

  • ANME meetings provide valuable networking - being able to talk to other professionals doing the same role and understanding their approach and their context. This is a great way to challenge what you are doing in your own setting.

    Neil Limbrick, ANME Ambassador

  • A fantastic online resource of like-minded professionals that you can use to bounce ideas off, chat things through, get advice from. Invaluable.

    Ric Turner, Balshaws Church of England High School

  • The ANME is a priceless resource for anyone working in an IT support role in the education sector. The online forum is lively and informative and the regular meetings provide insight into new products and valuable networking opportunities with peers from other establishments. I've lost count of the number of valuable conversations and helpful tips that I've had since becoming a member. If you've not been to a meeting before then try to attend the next one in your area, you won't be disappointed.

    Dave Leonard, ANME Ambassador and ICT Manager at Matthew Moss High School

  • The ANME has been a great resource when you're a lone IT manager, now you have friends going through the same obstacles as you, with plenty of advice and guidance.

    Michael Frost, ANME Member & IT Network Manager at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy

  • Being part of the ANME is like being part of a large corporate IT department, there's always someone you can ask for advice

    Paul Gillon, ANME Member & Network Manager at West Hill School, Stalybridge

  • ANME is like having a team of IT experts at my fingertips. It helps me keep up to date with the latest trends in IT education.
    Rick and the ANME members have always helped when I've needed extra guidance to make great IT decisions

    Clifford Fernandes, ANME Member & IT Manager at Claremont High School

  • I attended my first ANME regional meeting recently which was great. It was Informative, relevant and useful! Unlike some meetings I attend where you get one or two useful nuggets of information, but other bits have been added to the agenda as fillers. Glad to be a member of this group of like-minded individuals.

    Adam Hall, ANME Member & IT Operations Manager at Four Oaks Learning Trust