Diocese of Chichester Education

Safeguarding for Governors

The latest Safeguarding Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education. Updated September 2018. This is essential guidance for all headteachers, teachers, staff and governors. A summary can be found in Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 Information for all school and college staff.

DfE have updated (October 2018) the requirements all maintained schools have to publish for safeguarding on their websites.  Please check your websites have these requirements on them.

Child Internet Safety

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety Education Group has developed guidance for school governors to help governing bodys support their school leaders to keep children safe online. The document includes examples of good and outstanding practice, as well as identifying when governors should be concerned.

The guidance and more information about UKCCIS is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis

This guidance is non-statutory and should be read alongside the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562876/Guidance_for_School_Governors_-_Question_list.pdf

Local Authority Model Safeguarding Documents

For model safeguarding documents please contact your local authority:

East Sussex or contact governors@eastsussex.gov.uk

West Sussex or contact governor.services@westsussex.gov.uk

Brighton and Hove or contact governor.support@brighton-hove.gov.uk