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Keeping children safe in education

Governing Matters
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Determining an organisation’s approach to safeguarding never falls off a board’s collective mind, and so a key resource that boards rely on is the statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE).

The guidance has been updated and there are two key changes governing boards will want to pay attention to: a requirement for governor and trustee training, and conducting online searches on shortlisted candidates.

''As with many governing board duties, compliance should not be the sole focus, therefore safeguarding should be a consideration in everything the board does. A whole-school approach is key and so safeguarding should be embedded at every level within a school/trust – this starts with the governing board''.

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