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Safeguarding for the Governing Body

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Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

48 Union Street

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SE1 1TD

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Dates: 18 September 2019 Time: 18.30 – 20.30

Target Group: Governors

Tutor: Marcus Cooper, Primary Adviser

Safeguarding for the Governing Body

Keeping children and young people safe is central to the work of both the SDBE and schools. The SDBE has developed a two hour training session supporting colleagues to secure a culture of vigilance, to evaluate and where appropriate, strengthen their processes for safeguarding children and young people. Although the Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for setting the statutory guidance in relation to Keeping Children Safe in Education, it is Ofsted who make a judgement on the effectiveness and culture of safeguarding within a school setting. An ‘ineffective’ safeguarding judgement during an inspection has a significant impact on the overall effectiveness judgement for a school even where other areas, such as teaching, learning and assessment may be strong.

This two hour course is designed to support governors in ensuring that safeguarding is effective within schools.

This course will include the following key elements:

  • The centrality of developing a safeguarding culture within schools

  • The current statutory DfE requirements in relation to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018 version)

  • Information on how inspectors gather evidence of the effectiveness and culture of safeguarding during inspections

  • The role of the Governing Body in ensuring statutory requirements are fully met

  • The Single Central Record

  • Safer Recruitment processes

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