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Safeguarding Governors Training

Safeguarding Children in Education: The role of the governing board

Course Description

An introductory course to provide a basic awareness of the role of the Governance to support safeguarding strategically in Education Settings. This course will provide information and guidance for Safeguarding Governors in working alongside Designated Safeguarding Leads and in fulfilling the updated governance responsibilities set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Keeping Children Safe in Education recommends that all governors and trustees receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training at induction. This training should equip them with the knowledge to provide strategic challenge to test and assure themselves that the safeguarding policies and procedures in place in schools and colleges are effective and support the delivery of a robust whole school approach to safeguarding.

Training should be updated regularly. The updates will be covered in our Governors Safeguarding Networks

Who is this for?

This course is for named Governors for Safeguarding and Chairs of Governors. It's also appropriate for other Governors, members of the Senior Leadership Team and/or Designated Safeguarding Leads seeking an introduction to the governing board’s role and responsibilities in this area. 

Course Objectives

  • Safeguarding 101 - Develop an understanding of what safeguarding is and what it covers
  • Develop an understanding of legislation, guidance, policy and practice
  • Understand the role and main responsibilities of the governing body around safeguarding
  • Consider what actions to take and what to do next.


“The pointers to the information Ofsted look for, e.g. key policies to read. The delivery was excellent, well-paced and provided a significant amount of detail Thank you.”

Additional materials

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Governing Body Duties

Governors Action Plan 2023

Dates and Times

  • Thursday 3rd November 2022 - 18:15* – 20:30
  • Monday 13th March 2023 - 12:45* - 15:00
  • Thursday 22nd June 2023 - 9:45* - 12:00

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On application - dependent on setting type.