Governance - Safeguarding Children (Formerly Child Protection)
This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.
This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.
Outline This training looks at:
safeguarding in the school context
the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
the nature of child abuse
gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
child protection policy and procedures
statutory child protection training timescales
vulnerability of staff in schools
management of allegations against staff
monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.
understand schools' statutory duties and responsibilities for safeguarding pupils
gain insight into school child protection tasks
gain knowledge of support available to Designated Child Protection Governors (DCPG's)
be familiar with the audit tools used to monitor safeguarding performance in schools