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Safeguarding or child protection: role of the link governor

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Last updated on 27 June 2017
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What are the responsibilities of school safeguarding governors? Governing boards must appoint a person to be responsible for safeguarding. We look at guidance from local authorities on what the role involves and suggest questions to ask the school's designated safeguarding lead.

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Contents

  1. 1 Must we have a safeguarding governor?
  2. 2 Role of the safeguarding governor
  3. 3 Working with the designated safeguarding lead
  4. 4 Safeguarding governor in a MAT
  5. 5 Who can be the safeguarding governor?
  6. 6 Dealing with allegations and staffing issues

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