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Child protection for school governors training

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£25 per person

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3 hours

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Online safeguarding course for school governors and boards

Do you understand your safeguarding responsibilities and your role in creating a safer culture in your school?

This introductory course, created by experts in safeguarding, covers policies, procedures, principles and practice. Gain the skills and confidence you need to help your governing body ensure a consistent and whole-school approach to keeping children and young people safe.

What will I learn?

This course contains four modules on your role and responsibilities, working with your school's senior leadership team, creating a safer culture and preparing for safeguarding and child protection inspections.

You'll learn through a combination of teaching pages, videos with school governors and teaching staff, reflection and assessment questions.

By the end of the course you will:

  • have developed a greater awareness of safeguarding issues
  • understand your role and responsibilities
  • be aware of your school's duties for safeguarding children
  • know how to work effectively with the senior leadership team
  • understand your role in creating a safer culture in your school and in the safer recruitment process
  • be aware of relevant inspection criteria and be able to evidence how your school fulfils its safeguarding responsibilities.

Benefits of the course

  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice (last updated in September 2023).
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • If you purchase licences on behalf of your school, you can download a report that shows who has completed the course.
  • Includes film interviews with governors and teaching staff, interactive quizzes and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children in your school.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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Our online course was last updated in December 2023.

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"It was by far the best online learning course on safeguarding that I have undertaken - we have purchased the course for all Trustees at our school."

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"The course has been extremely helpful in giving me a grounding into child safeguarding. It was well pitched and gave me a good insight into procedures, both from a policy and practical perspective."

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