Pastoral Care and Safeguarding for Governors and Trustees in Education
This half-day event is for all those who have a role as governors or trustees in educational establishments and who need to fully understand their responsibilities in promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people.
The statutory guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, places requirements on all governing bodies. Governing bodies must make sure their school has policies and procedures in place and consider any other statutory guidance or policies issued by the Secretary of State, any local authority guidance and locally agreed inter-agency procedures.
It is recommended that all governing body members revieve up to date training about pastoral care and safeguarding, whether the governing body acts collectively or an individual member takes the lead. This ensures they have the knowledge and information needed to perform their functions and understand their responsibilities
Course Outcomes: Participants will have:
Refreshed and updated their knowledge about pastoral care, safeguarding and child protection
Developed their awareness of the role and responsibilities held by school governors and trustees and their duty of care
Considered strategies for supporting and assisting school staff to provide a safe environment in schools for all children and young people in the context of pastoral care
This course is ideal for all current Governors or Trustees and anyone else considering taking on this role in the future