Safeguarding training requirements

All staff should have safeguarding and child protection training. Find out what this should include, and how this differs for the DSL, headteacher, governors and volunteers. Use The Key Safeguarding to help you save time and stay compliant.

Last reviewed on 6 February 2024See updates
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  1. All staff
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  3. Headteachers
  4. Governors and trustees
  5. Volunteers
  6. Safer recruitment 

All staff

All staff should undergo safeguarding and child protection training at induction 

It doesn’t have to be formal face-to-face training, and can include online learning. 

Include online safety Covering an understanding of the expectations, applicable roles and responsibilities in relation to filtering and monitoring  Be integrated, aligned and considered as part of your whole school safeguarding approach, and wider staff training and curriculum planning Be updated regularly  Be in line with advice from the 3 local safeguarding partners (the LA, the Integrated Care Board - previously the clinical commissioning group - for an area in the LA, and the chief officer of police for an area in the LA) Have regard to the Teachers' Standards, with the expectation that teachers manage behaviour effectively to ensure a safe educational environment and have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils Give staff an awareness of the school's safeguarding systems, including:  The child protection policy The behaviour policy The safeguarding

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