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Safeguarding Children in Education: Refresher Safeguarding Governors Responsibilities

Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, College Road, Devonshire Park
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Governors - Safeguarding Link Governors
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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 which will be updated every three years.

This session will provide safeguarding link governors with a refresher of the knowledge of how 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 refresher course it is anticipated that safeguarding link governors will:

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

  • 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 board

 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 safeguarding link governors who need their training refreshing 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: 2 hours
Start Date
Thursday 16 January 2020
End Date
Thursday 16 January 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 15 January 2020
10:00 - 12:00
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