The Association of Network Managers in Education was started in April 2014 by two school network managers who had worked in schools for over 20 years. After their local Network Manager meetings outgrew their conference facilities, the need arose to arrange more suitable venues, making the meetings available to more network managers, covering a wider area.
Almost five years later, the ANME launched the ADME - the Association of Data Managers in Education, and then the ASOE - the Association of Safeguarding Officers in Education. Run on a voluntary basis by Rick Cowell the ASOE will run alongside the ANME and ADME, with the same aims and values, providing a forum for Safeguarding Officers and Designated Safeguarding Leads employed by schools and colleges across the UK.
The ASOE is free to join, and is open to all Safeguarding Officers and DSLs employed in education, whether primary, secondary, colleges, or universities, and in any sector - state, academies and independent.