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Heads & Safeguarding Governors

All face to face safeguarding training is cancelled until further notice. We are currently converting our courses to 'virtual' training and we will email all DSL/D's to let them know when this is available.

The Training Pathway  for Head Teachers is:


  • Safer Recruitment Training - see below.

The Training Pathway for Safeguarding Governors is:

  • Governors Safeguarding Training - see below


  • Safer Recruitment Training if this is part of their role on the Governing Body

Safer Recruitment Training:

Safer Recruitment Training is mandatory for the recruitment of staff in education settings. At least one member of any recruitment panel must have the appropriate training. Organisation leaders should use their professional judgement to determine the training needs of their staff and their school. This training is available as either:

  • Online or face-to-face training from the NSPCC: Safer Recruitment in Education Training

  • Face-to-face Safer Recruitment Training for Governors through Learn Sheffield Governor Training, tel. 0114 2507417

Governors Safeguarding Training:

This training is required for all Safeguarding Governors but is also useful for other members of the Governing Body and for Head Teachers. It is not the same as the 'whole-school' Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training, although Governors are welcome to attend this within their school.

The training incorporates local and national guidance to discuss:

  • Definitions of safeguarding and the Governing Body Safeguarding Role, Sept 20A 

  • Safeguarding policies and procedures in education settings

  • Safer schools, safer recruitment and allegations against staff

  • Requirements for staff safeguarding training

  • Ofsted Inspections (safeguarding focus)

  • The Safeguarding Annual Audit from Head Teachers

We will be adding details about 'virtual' training once they have been finalised.

    For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training


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    If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care

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    Training ID 4 digit number:

    Your individual 4 digit training number is in your safeguarding team details here: Education Settings' Safeguarding Children Teams Schoolpoint link

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