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 training for school governors

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

As experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC’s introductory course for all school governors covers safeguarding and child protection policies, procedures, principles and practice.

What will I learn?

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and is followed by a set of questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your understanding and confidence.

By the end of the course you will:

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

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in all four UK nations.
  • 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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • If you purchase licences on behalf of your team, you can download a report to show who has completed the course.
  • Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, 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 you work with.
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Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari (not Firefox). You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.

This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices.

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"It was very interesting using a variety of methods such as the videos with people undertaking the roles, factual information and then questions so you could check your understanding."

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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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