School Governors and Safeguarding

The Governing Body has a duty to ensure that the school meets its statutory responsibilities and ensure that the children and young people attending the school are safe. This applies equally to all school settings, including maintained schools, academies and free schools. Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, and regulations under section 157 relating to safeguarding pupils in Independent Schools (including academies), place a duty on the governing bodies of maintained schools, and academy trusts, to have arrangements in place to ensure that they:


Support for Governors

Suffolk County Council has a web page with resources for governing bodies -

Schools Choice provide support for governors who subscribe to their service –


If you would like any further information regarding safeguarding please Contact Us or call us on 01473 265359


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