Child protection for school governors: online course

Online safeguarding training for school governors

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

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


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£25 per person
3 hour online course 

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and is followed by five 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 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.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • 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.

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 the UK's 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 online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


Buy now

£25 per person
3 hour online course 

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

Reviews

“As a school governor I have found there is not much content out there tailored specifically to us as an audience. This e-learning package is unique because it discusses all the key themes in safeguarding relevant to what those involved in school governance should be focussing their attention on. Really worthwhile.”

School governor, Multi-academy trust in London 

Other courses

Safer recruitment in education 

Child protection in schools - online course

Keeping children safe online - online course

Related information and resources

Key safeguarding legislation for schools


Buy now

£25 per person
3 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


* We received 6,570 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018. 6,494 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.