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.
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Every school has a governing body, although what this looks like and what it is called depends on the type and size of the school. You may be a governor, a proprietor, a trustee or a member of the board. Whatever the name, the role and responsibilities remain the same.
This course is for everyone performing a governing role, whether you are a dedicated safeguarding governor or another member of the governing body.
It covers legislation and guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.
As experts in 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.
This elearning course is CPD certified by the CPD Certification Service. This means you can be confident that the training meets the highest standards.
Continuing professional development, or CPD for short, helps professionals keep their skills and knowledge up to date. It demonstrates your commitment to safeguarding children and upholding the standards of your profession.
Some professional associations have mandatory CPD or safeguarding training requirements for their members, but all professionals will benefit from investing time in their CPD. And taking an online CPD course means you can train at your own pace, wherever suits you.
Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use 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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