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Safeguarding Children in Education: Initial Safeguarding Governors Responsibilities

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
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Course description

East Sussex Children’s Service and the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) has set an expectation that the named safeguarding link governors attend, prior to or shortly after appointment, in-depth face to face training delivered by the East Sussex Governor and Clerking Services.

This session will provide new safeguarding link governors the knowledge to work effectively with the school’s designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and ensure the governing body's responsibilities are being met.

Training objectives
The course is designed to be interactive with a mixture of presentation and group discussion to update governors on current changes and provide practical solutions to monitoring and reporting on the school's safeguarding responsibilities, including using the East Sussex safeguarding link governors’ checklist.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course it is anticipated that new safeguarding link governors will:

  • Know the key aspects of monitoring responsibilities of the governing body

  • Understand the benefits and effectiveness of a safeguarding link governor’s checklist Have a practical approach planned to work effectively with the school's DSL

  • Have a practical approach to reporting outcomes to the governing body

 You will receive a certificate of attendance for verification for Ofsted on completion of the evaluation form at the end of the event.

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Target Audience

This course is for all new safeguarding link governors in East Sussex maintained primary, secondary and special schools, East Sussex primary, secondary and special academies, free schools and independent schools.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

This is a core course.

Maximum of 3 governors per school on this course

Length: 3 hours
Start Date
Thursday 7 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 6 November 2019
11:00 - 14:00
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