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2020 Florida Programme Essentials
Sunday, May 10, 2020, 4:00 PM to Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:00 PM CDT
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Florida, USA Programme Essentials Training (PET)

May 10-13, 2020


General Information
Venue and Accommodations
Travel Information

General Information

Keeping children safe within organisations requires a broad understanding of the overarching principles of safeguarding.  This three-day course is designed to equip the people responsible for organisational child safety with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop a comprehensive child safety programme.  Key topics will include: governance, scope of responsibility; understanding your organisational culture; duty of care; legal obligations and policy development. Each of the three modules will include a topical overview, foundational components and practical application.

Who is this for?
This course is designed for policy makers and leaders who have responsibility for implementing and developing child safety programme in their schools or organisations. These leaders are not necessarily the ‘hands on’ members of a child safety response team or even those who are delivering curriculum. Suggested attendees are HR leaders, managers, school administrators, Board members or anyone involved in strategy and implementation.

The Programme Essentials Course is reserved for CSPN Member organizations.

2020 CSPN ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  Following this Programme Essentials Training, we invite you to stay and participate in the CSPN Annual Conference, beginning the evening of May 13 and running through Saturday, May 16, 2020. The registration for this event is completely separate from the PET course; for more information or to register for the conference, please go to the Annual Conference page here.

PET Dates and Times
The PET will be preceded by a two-hour Orientation session that gives an overview of general Child Safety in order to provide a shared foundation for learning. Please plan to attend every PET session over all four days of the training.

Orientation runs from 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday, May 10. Plan to arrive at the venue by 3:30pm on Sunday to check in with the facilitators and receive your packet of materials.

A certificate of Continuing Education Credits will be provided at completion of the course.

Venue and Accommodations.

Pioneers Conference Center
10123 William Carey Dr.
Orlando, FL 32832
When buying airline tickets, please be aware that the venue is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
Lodging:   *NOTE:  Please be aware that you are responsible for the booking of your own lodging.

Recommended Hotel:
The Holiday Inn Express (HIE) is very convenient, located at the edge of the Pioneers campus. We have arranged a discounted group rate of $119 per night (one king or two doubles); please make your reservation as soon as possible. Rate includes a full breakfast buffet, free parking and wi-fi. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. 
The HIE has provided a link for the CSPN Group; click here for the HIE group booking rate. You may also call them directly at (407) 207-7001Tell them you want to book a room that is part of Group Block “CSP” – The name on the group is CSPN. 
Other Lodging Options Nearby:
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
PH: 407-856-9165

If you are lodging at the HIE, breakfast is included in your room cost.  Lunch and dinner will be provided beginning Monday evening - Wednesday afternoon in the dining room on the Pioneers campus and is included in your PET registration.

Payment: Your PET registration fee does not cover accommodations or breakfasts. You will be responsible for paying those. 

Travel Information

Pioneers is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Please factor this in when purchasing airline tickets.
You will be responsible for setting up your own transportation from the airport to the conference site.
Both the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard Marriott have an airport shuttle; please call your hotel to arrange transportation after booking your room. Taxis, Ubers, and Rental Cars are also readily available from the Orlando International Airport.


Early rate: $330 USD per person through January 31, 2020
Standard rate: $350 USD per person, February 1, 2020 until April 10, 2020

To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button at the bottom of this page. Payment can be made online with a credit/debit card or by check.  Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to: 

Child Safety Protection Network
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA  17504, USA

Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received. Payment is expected within two weeks of registration or registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.