Child Protection and Safeguarding for Governors

Suitable for: Governors who are the safeguarding/child protection governor at their school

Course code Keystages Presented by
GOV103
  • Victoria Wallace (School Safeguarding Officer)
  • Mechelle Lewis ( Schools safeguarding officer)

This is a practical and interactive session which will encourage Governors to think about the role the Governing Board has with regards to safeguarding.

This course will:
Provide an oversight to Safeguarding expectations in an education setting
Gain a clear understanding of legislation and guidance that underpins safeguarding in schools
Gain an understanding of the role and expectations of the Governing Board in relation to safeguarding in schools
Develop a realistic understanding of safeguarding issues that schools deal with on a day to day basis and strategies to manage such issues.

ONLY the Lead Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection should attend this Course. It is NOT a requirement that ALL Governors are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection. Lead Governors for Child Protection and Safeguarding MUST read Part One of the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 Document before they attend the training session.

It is recommended that the governor with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding undertakes training every 2 years.

This course is for Governors only. Schools who have bought into the Service Level Agreement will receive this course for free as part of their package, but will be charged £25 for non-attendance. Schools which have not bought in to the SLA will be charged the full course fee. It is important that you inform LPDS if you are unable to attend a course to avoid the charge for non-attendance.

You will receive a course confirmation letter via the Schools' Portal and also via email 4 weeks prior to the course.

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