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Heads & Safeguarding Governors

The Training Pathway (available in the mustard box on the right of this page) for Head Teachers is:


  • Safer Recruitment Training - see below.

The Training Pathway (available in the mustard box on the right of this page) 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:

For this year and 2021-2 we will be delivering this training virtually to allow the training to continue whatever restrictions may or may not be in place due to the epidemic. Participants will need access to the internet and a room with privacy.

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 21

  • 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

    2021-22 training dates:

    Mon 27th Sept 21


    Tues 16th Nov 21


    Wed 26th Jan 22


    Thurs 17th March 22


    Mon 9th May 22


    Wed 8th June 22


    The booking form for this course is here: Governor Safeguarding Children Training 21-22 (Virtual)

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

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