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Working with Governors, Board members and Trustees to improve safeguarding compliance

24 May @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Course outline:

Guidance for safeguarding continues to strengthen expectations that governors, trustees and board members have enough knowledge and understanding of safeguarding to provide effective oversight and scrutiny.  Safeguarding leaders provide technical expertise to support scrutineers of their work.  This webinar explores some key issues in this working relationship and uses a framework for oversight case study to illustrate how productive, effective challenge and support relationships may be developed.

Unable to attend? A post webinar recording will be available for purchase.

Training topics will include:

  • What are the current expectations?
  • What are the benefits and challenges for safeguarding leads and leaders of governance?
  • Case study: developing a framework for safeguarding oversight
  • What does this mean for regulatory compliance impact?

Learning outcomes:

  • Refresh knowledge and understanding of safeguarding oversight expectations
  • Reflect on the challenges and benefits of working with governors, trustees and board members to improve safeguarding compliance
  • Consider a model for a framework for safeguarding oversight and its applicability to your organisation
  • Identify the regulatory compliance impact and identify areas of development in your organisation.

Audience: Suitable for safeguarding leads, designated safeguarding leads and deputies who work with or aspire to work with governors, trustees and board members with oversight and scrutiny responsibilities for safeguarding.

Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar


  • SACPA Member Rate: £65
  • SACPA Additional Full Member Fee: £30
  • Non-member Rate: £130*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.


Dale Wilkins, Senior Director, BSA and BSA Group

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards, having previously been a course tutor since 1998. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses. Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter and has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our international members. He also liaises with ISI, Ofsted and DfE on matters relating to compliance and inspection standards, and compiles the BSA Self-Assessment toolkit, which he first produced in 2002, since which time he has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding.

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner. After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board.


24 May
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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