Certificate in Safeguarding for Governors

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About the Course

About the course

Duration: 150 mins (approx)

Governing bodies have a strategic leadership responsibility for their school’s safeguarding arrangements and must ensure that they comply with their duties under legislation. They must have regard to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) ensuring policies, procedures and training in their schools are effective and comply with the law at all times.

Our Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand your safeguarding responsibilities as a school governor. It is delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere. Our training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by former police investigator and child safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, this course has been divided into 12 easy-to-digest modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Governance Handbook 2020
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2020
  • Children Act 2004
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding your legal responsibilities as part of the governing body and the legislative frameworks and statutory policy in place that schools must comply with.
  • Identifying the different roles of the governing body and the importance of establishing a safeguarding lead to deliver effective oversight of school safeguarding provision.
  • Recognising key policies and UK guidance on different aspects of safeguarding and child protection to support the prevention, recognition and reporting of safeguarding issues.
  • Understanding how to effectively respond to allegations of unprofessional conduct and behaviour and delivering a pupil-led approach to safeguarding.
  • Recognising general characteristics of offending behaviour and the boards responsibilities to safer recruitment processes.

Modules

Module 1 – What is safeguarding?

Module one will explore the difference between safeguarding and child protection and provide an introduction into what board expectations of school leaders should be and why.

Module 2 – Role of the governing body

Module two will discuss the role of the governing body in line with DfE guidance and statutory safeguarding polices, including the legislative requirements behind the promotion of pupil welfare.

Module 3 – Role of the committee

Module three will help you understand committee structures, governor meetings and how different sub-committees help deliver effective safeguarding arrangements.

Module 4 – The chair, vice-chair, and safeguarding governor

In module four, you will explore the roles of the chair of governors, the vice-chair and the safeguarding governor, including their respective roles and responsibilities.

Module 5 – Policies and procedures

Module five will explore the different policies and procedures schools should consider around safeguarding and child protection and ask you to consider the requirements of your own setting.

Module 6 – Annex A of KCSiE

In module six, you will discuss Annex A of KCSiE and learn about the specific types of child abuse and safeguarding concerns alongside relevant additional UK policy and guidance.

Module 7 – Allegation against professionals

Module seven will explore teacher prohibition and the different ways of raising concerns about staff, including the correct procedure for whistleblowing and dealing with allegations of abuse.

Module 8 – Pupil voice

Module eight will explore why it’s important to always take a pupil-led approach to safeguarding, describing different risks children are vulnerable to and the role of PSHE education.

Module 9 – Governor conduct and whistleblowing

In module nine, you will identify appropriate and inappropriate behaviour of governors. This module will also cover the 7 Nolan principles as well as your responsibilities and rights to report concerns.

Module 10 – Offending behaviour

Module 10 will focus on offending behaviours, including an offender’s inhibitors, traits, and the ‘offending cycle’ in which many offenders are trapped.

Module 11 – Safer recruitment

Module 11 will discuss the importance of safer recruitment policies and the measures schools must have in place to ensure a robust recruitment process which keeps children safe from potential harm.

Module 12 – Resources

Module 12 will provide you with a list of resources for further support and guidance.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by former police investigator and child safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, this course has been divided into 12 easy-to-digest modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Module 1 – What is safeguarding?

Module one will explore the difference between safeguarding and child protection and provide an introduction into what board expectations of school leaders should be and why.

Module 2 – Role of the governing body

Module two will discuss the role of the governing body in line with DfE guidance and statutory safeguarding polices, including the legislative requirements behind the promotion of pupil welfare.

Module 3 – Role of the committee

Module three will help you understand committee structures, governor meetings and how different sub-committees help deliver effective safeguarding arrangements.

Module 4 – The chair, vice-chair, and safeguarding governor

In module four, you will explore the roles of the chair of governors, the vice-chair and the safeguarding governor, including their respective roles and responsibilities.

Module 5 – Policies and procedures

Module five will explore the different policies and procedures schools should consider around safeguarding and child protection and ask you to consider the requirements of your own setting.

Module 6 – Annex A of KCSiE

In module six, you will discuss Annex A of KCSiE and learn about the specific types of child abuse and safeguarding concerns alongside relevant additional UK policy and guidance.

Module 7 – Allegation against professionals

Module seven will explore teacher prohibition and the different ways of raising concerns about staff, including the correct procedure for whistleblowing and dealing with allegations of abuse.

Module 8 – Pupil voice

Module eight will explore why it’s important to always take a pupil-led approach to safeguarding, describing different risks children are vulnerable to and the role of PSHE education.

Module 9 – Governor conduct and whistleblowing

In module nine, you will identify appropriate and inappropriate behaviour of governors. This module will also cover the 7 Nolan principles as well as your responsibilities and rights to report concerns.

Module 10 – Offending behaviour

Module 10 will focus on offending behaviours, including an offender’s inhibitors, traits, and the ‘offending cycle’ in which many offenders are trapped.

Module 11 – Safer recruitment

Module 11 will discuss the importance of safer recruitment policies and the measures schools must have in place to ensure a robust recruitment process which keeps children safe from potential harm.

Module 12 – Resources

Module 12 will provide you with a list of resources for further support and guidance.

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