Diocese of Chichester Education

Safeguarding for Governors

Safeguarding Training

All Training Cancelled until further notice.

The latest Safeguarding Documents

Covid-19 Update on GOV.UK.   Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19  
Understand how to follow safeguarding procedures when planning remote education strategies and teaching remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Change made 19 April 2020

Keeping Children Safe in Education. Updated September 2019. This is essential guidance for all headteachers, teachers, staff and governors.

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:


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