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Effective Safeguarding for Governors - London

Effective Safeguarding for Governors - London

This training, specifically aimed at governors, will provide essential information about current best practice expectations.

At: London Office

Cost per Person

£ 300.00 (incl VAT)
27 Nov 2019

9.30am - 3.30pm

London Office

VWV
24 King William Street
London
EC4R 9AT

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0117 314 5628

We are now fully booked, please email the Events Team to be added to the waiting list. Alternatively we are also running this session in May.

Getting the governance of safeguarding right in your school has never been so important, or so challenging:

• Governors need to be aware of changes to the key safeguarding guidance this summer.
• The education sector will come under increasing scrutiny as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) continues its work ‘to consider the extent to which State and non-State institutions have failed in their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse’.
• The Charity Commission has published new guidance on safeguarding and requires trustees to protect those connected with their charity from harm.
• Prevent duties emphasise that protecting children from radicalisation is a safeguarding matter, with those in school leadership positions specifically tasked to establish mechanisms for understanding the risk of radicalisation.
• Confusion or lack of clarity about roles and responsibilities for safeguarding in schools is now seen as a failure of governance.
• The governors’ annual review of safeguarding will come under the spotlight as inspectors seek evidence of a culture of safeguarding, of independent corroboration and proper challenge.
• Regime change pursuant to the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the changes expected consequent on the replacement of LSCBs by Local Safeguarding partners.

Why attend?
Our training, specifically aimed at governors, will provide essential information about current best practice expectations, including:

• Understanding how to demonstrate fitness to act as a governor.
• Understanding the Charity Commission's new safeguarding strategy and the implication of their calls for moral leadership.
• Extracing key learning points from IICSA's interim report of 25 April 2018 and subsequent publication.
• An introduction to the legal and regulatory framework, including governors as proprietors and as charity trustees and an overview of key Government guidance in this area.
• The role of the Chair and the nominated safeguarding governor.
• Safer recruitment for governors, including effective interrogation of the Single Central Register.
• The proper role of governors in complaints, allegations and incidents, including relationships with local agencies/police.
• Conducting the annual review of safeguarding.
• How to demonstrate strong leadership.
• Preparing governors for inspection.
• Adopting a best practice approach to safeguarding governance.

Agenda
• An introduction to the legal and regulatory framework, including governors as proprietors and as charity trustees and an overview of key Government guidance in this area
• The role of the Chair and the nominated safeguarding governor
• Safer recruitment for governors, including effective interrogation of the Single Central Register
• The proper role of governors in complaints, allegations and incidents, including relationships with local agencies/police
• Conducting the annual review of safeguarding
• Preparing governors for inspection
• Adopting a best practice approach to safeguarding governance