Designed for Governors and Trustees who wish to undertake robust training to ensure understanding of their role and remit of safeguarding in their organisation.Introducing guidance, child protection processes and procedures, roles and responsibilities of governors, the categories of abuse and an insight into inspection standards for safeguarding children.
For more information on course content and outcomes please watch this video.
For governing bodies or trustees of organisations.
What level training is this course?
Since the implementation of Safeguarding Partnerships, most sectors have moved away from using the term ‘levels’. The expectation is that you will undertake training which is relevant to the role you take in the organisation.
For example: Governor Training – KCSIE guidance advises that governing bodies must ensure they comply with their duties under legislation. Completing our Safeguarding for Governors Training supports governing bodies to understand these duties and best practice recommends renewing this training once every 2 years.
What is the difference between face-to-face, live virtual, and pre-recorded training options?
As far as possible, our Governor Training is as close to being the same as it can be! All the required content is covered to the highest standard, and we aim to keep as much interaction and engagement in all of our sessions as we do in our face-to-face training.
Face-to-face is our preferred method of training, but we know this is not always possible so have made our live virtual and pre-recorded courses available so you don’t have to miss out on being able to access our courses.
I struggle to get all of my Governors available at one time to complete training, what is my best option?
You can join ECP’s Safeguarding Society. By becoming a member with ECP, you can have unlimited access to a recorded version of Governor Training – as well as other vital courses – via our training platform throughout the academic year.
Governors will then be able to log onto your membership portal and complete the training at a time that suits them – and you!
Do I need this training for my role in school?
KCSIE guidance advises that governing bodies must ensure they comply with their duties under legislation. Completing our Safeguarding for Governors Training supports governing bodies to understand these duties and best practice recommends renewing this training once every 2 years.
Will I receive a Certificate?
You will receive a PDF certificate for attending our training sessions. Governor Training with ECP is certified for you and your School’s single central training record. You need to ensure you are available and engaged for the full duration of the training session in order to receive your certificate.
How far in advance can I book the training?
You can book your training as far in advance as you like! Some times of the year are especially busy (E.G inset days) so we advise you book up to a year or more in advance, especially if there is a specific date and time you would like to secure. If you know your training will be up for renewal the sooner you get the training date confirmed the more likely ECP will have availability to deliver your training.
How many people can attend the training?
Our face-to-face training numbers vary from course to course, and also take into consideration the size of the space we will be delivering the training in. The size of groups can vary from as small as 2 delegates to large groups of 200+.
How do I book this training?
Our training is booked using the online booking form via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on the Course tab of this page. Once completed, you will receive confirmation that your form has been submitted, then you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Bookings are not confirmed until you have received this as we may have questions we need to ask you or the date you request may not be available.
If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01727 808340 or via the chat function on the website.
All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve dates, so by completing the booking form quickly you are most likely to get your preferred date.
What information will I need in order to make a booking?
To complete our booking form, we will need to know how many delegates will be accessing the training, which date you would like the training to be delivered, and invoicing details of how payment will be made.
Once the booking form is submitted, we will contact you if we have any further questions.
Fantastic course, which helped improve my knowledge of the legislation which influences how we approach safeguarding. Very informative session, covering the full breadth of the safeguarding in schools remit. Very engaging and interactive.
Adeyfield Academy Delegate
Considering it was 2 hours it went very quickly - lots of information - it didn't feel that long.
Monken Hadley Delegate
I thought the training was well delivered, succinct, understandable and comprehensive. It is difficult to deliver Safeguarding training to governors but I found this very appropriate for such a mixed audience.
St John & St James Delegate
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