Presentation on theme: "Safeguarding - LINK GOVERNOR. Safeguarding – Why Section 175 requires school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions."— Presentation transcript:
Safeguarding – Why Section 175 requires school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Such arrangements will have to have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State. The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 apply the same duty to proprietors of Independent Schools (which include Academies/free schools).
Safeguarding as a whole Safeguarding’ is: Protecting children from maltreatment Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care Taking action to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes ‘Child Protection’ is: A part of safeguarding and promoting welfare Refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm
Areas under which safeguarding will be inspected: Effectiveness of leadership and management: actively promote equality and diversity, tackle bullying and discrimination and narrow any gaps in achievement between different groups of children and learners actively promote British values make sure that safeguarding arrangements to protect children, young people and learners meet all statutory and other government requirements, promote their welfare and prevent radicalisation and extremism. Inspectors will always report on whether or not arrangements for safeguarding children and learners are effective.
Ofsted Framework – September 2015 Personal Development, behaviour and welfare: understanding of how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy, both emotionally and physically, including through exercising and healthy eating personal development, so that they are well prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society and life in Britain.
Legal Guidance/ Documentation Working Together 2015 Internal Safeguarding Policy Whistleblowing Code of Conduct Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015 EYFS Ofsted – Inspecting safeguarding
Keeping Children Safe in Education – July 2015 Statutory Guidance from the Department of Education Replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014 Guidance applies to: Maintained schools (including maintained Nurseries) Academies Free schools Non-maintained special schools Further education (FE) and sixth-form colleges Independent schools Alternative provision academies Pupil referral units
Keeping Children Safe in Education – July 2015 Part one: Safeguarding information for all staff Part two: The management of safeguarding The responsibility of governing bodies and proprietors Part three: Safer Recruitment Part four: Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other staff
The Governing Body must ensure that: They comply with statutory safeguarding procedures They have regard to the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ to ensure that the policies, procedures and training in their schools and colleges are effective and comply with the law at all times
Governing Body Responsibilities The Governing Body should ensure that: all staff have read Part One of Keeping Children Safe in Education The school contributes to inter-agency working in line with statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 Their safeguarding arrangements take into account the procedures and practice of the local authority and LSCB The school has a child protection policy and procedures and a staff code of conduct which are given to all staff on induction, reviewed annually and made available publicly e.g. on the school website
Governing Body Responsibilities The Governing Body should ensure that: They appoint a member of the school’s leadership team who is designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues DSL to have appropriate authority and be given time, funding, training, resources, support etc. to fulfil role – training updated every 2 years; cover always available for this role The headteacher and all staff members undergo child protection training which is updated regularly, in line with LSCB guidance
Governing Body Responsibilities The Governing Body should: They appoint a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of children who are looked after Ensure that a member of the governing body, usually the Chair, is nominated to liaise with the designated officer from the LA and partner agencies in the event of an allegation of abuse made against the headteacher, principal of a college or proprietor or member of a governing body of an independent school Consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
What is your role What is your role as the Link Safeguarding Governor? As the governor responsible for safeguarding children, you will play an essential role in ensuring children in education are kept safe from harm. Your job is to ensure the safeguarding agenda is embedded in the ethos of your school.
What is your role – In a nut Shell Monitoring the safeguarding and whistle-blowing policies Ensuring a system is in place for recording, storing and reviewing child welfare concerns Liaising with the headteacher about general child protection and broader safeguarding issues within the school Ensuring that school staff training is up to date Ensuring at least one governor on the recruitment and selection panel for staff has successfully completed accredited safer recruitment training Lets look at the extended list
What do we need to do? Meet: (Check the Checker) –The Senior Designated Person –Deputy Designated Person –Headteacher –Staff Produce a annual report (with the SDP) Review the Ofsted questions
What do we need to report? A: Information of safeguarding Leads B: Whole-School Training C: Recruitment & Selection Process D: The Single Central Record (SCR) E: Safer Recruitment Training F: Policies and documents relating to safeguarding G: Curriculum H: Perceptions of Safety I: Referrals and Multi-agency working
Some Questions To Ask? How do we know that all staff know the correct procedures for child protection incidents? How many incidents related to child protection have there been in the last year? How does the school ensure that all pupils know what they should do if involved in a child protection incident? Have we updated the child protection policy in line with the new statutory guidance? Who takes responsibility for inducting new members of staff with reference to child protection?