Safeguarding Responsibilities in Governance


Safeguarding Responsibilities in Governance

An interactive safeguarding training session for trust boards and governing bodies to support them to understand their roles and responsibilities to ensure organisational safeguarding compliance.


Did you know that there is a statutory duty on schools to have arrangements in place to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their care?

Keeping Children Safe in Education states that governing bodies and proprietors have a responsibility to ensure that they comply with their duties under legislation, have regard to guidance, ensure safeguarding policies, safeguarding procedures in their schools are effective and comply with the law at all times and should have a senior board level lead to take strategic leadership responsibility for their school’s wider safeguarding arrangements. However, it is best practice if everyone on the board has training about safeguarding, to make sure they have the knowledge and information needed to perform their functions, understand their responsibilities and assure themselves that their own organisation’s safeguarding arrangements are robust.

Are you confident and assured that you as a trust board, governing body or school really understand what those responsibilities are with regard to:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
  • Governance Handbook 2020 & Competence Framework
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Education Act 2002
  • Education (Independent Schools Standards) Regulations 2014
  • Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015
  • Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings

This interactive course will help trusts, governing bodies and nominated safeguarding leads understand their roles and responsibilities to ensure organisational compliance. All attendees receive a Participation Certificate. 

Maximum of 10 attendees

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