With our Head Office in Sussex and our Local Coordinators based as far away from us as Devon and York, it is really important that we all get together twice per year to meet up, share stories, learn about updates and generally review how things are going so far. The November Bright World Local Coordinators' Meeting took place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. Below you can see us all after the meeting.
We now have 17 Local Coordinators and covers nearly 200 UK boarding schools across the UK. This is why it is important that we all know how things should be done, learn from experiences and share them with each other.
The meeting lasted all morning and Lindsay Tribe, our new Guardianship Host Family Coordinator gave us an overview of how things were going on our host family recruitment front and gave us all hints and tips about completing the new Criminal Records Bureau check forms.
Fiona Walters, our Senior Programme Manager, then went over a few things she felt needed changing for next year as we grow and Lana Foster, Managing Director, then told our team about the new Parent Portal that we are introducing for next year which will enable each parent to have a web based reports and pictures archive and their own private login.
Delegates were then given the option of having lunch or going shopping in London - as you can imagine the restaurant remained empty!
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
The number of UK Boarding Schools and important Industry Associations attending our Company Conference last week was testament to how highly thought of Bright World Guardianships is. We have had some wonderful feedback at how impressed our guests were with the amount we invest in Child Protection and Safeguarding. It is so important to bring the whole company together once each year to share experiences and obtain important Child Protection Training. I believe it really sets Bright World apart and enables us to strive to be the best in UK guardianship' Lana Foster, Bright World Managing Director
The Bright World Company Conference 2018 was a resounding success. So many of our close partner schools and agents took the time to join us. We all came away feeling very positive about the Guardianship industry and the work that schools and Bright World do together to keep children safe.