26th Mar 2024

Safeguarding and the role of the Board : Course B

Overview of Learning

In this course the importance of Safeguarding within a school and academy is discussed. It is vital the board fully hold leaders to account over the organisation’s safeguarding procedures. It is recommended that the safeguarding governor or trustee from every school and academy board attends this training. This session aims to:

  • Provide an overview of the key safeguarding principles in Keeping Children Safe In Education (2023)
  • Recap the key functions of the Board linked to Safeguarding and Ofsted
  • Reflect on the safeguarding effectiveness of the main board meetings and Pupil Welfare and Community Sub Committees
  • Identify the best ways to support and challenge schools with school Safeguarding Reporting
  • Perform effective safeguarding Governance visits into your school


All governors, trustees, local governors and members of schools and academies, particularly those with specific responsibility for safeguarding.


Jo Nicholson, Safeguarding in Education Manager and Natalie France, Safeguarding in Education Social Worker


This course will be held in person at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre.


Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

NB: A minimum of 10 governors need to be booked on for this course to run

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Bolton Science and Technology Centre

Time: 5.30pm to 8pm

Category: Training

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