Training Courses

Making the right recruitment decisions are some of the most important choices made in an organisation. Ensuring the person is capable, available and will be a good fit are only a few of the factors to be taken into consideration.

When that organisation is a School or Academy, and staff and volunteers are working with children and young people, the notion of the right person has added significance and it is vital that schools create a culture of safe practice, and this includes making the right recruitment decisions.

Safer recruitment is an important strand of child protection and safeguarding and this full day course explores safer recruitment practices (as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education) which help to deter and reject people unsuitable to work with children, be it because of a lack of skills, the right attitude, or at worst questionable motives.

It also examines the need for ongoing awareness and vigilance and how you can develop and maintain an environment that challenges inappropriate behaviour; developing and fostering a culture of safe practice, and responding positively and swiftly to any causes for concern.

Certified by the Safer Recruitment Consortium – the national partnership between NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, NASS and CAPE – this course and our registered trainers will share the very latest in best practice.

As delegates, on completion of a short assessment you will receive a nationally recognised certificate.

Remember it is a requirement for all Headteachers and at least one member of a recruitment panel to be appropriately trained in Safer Recruitment and it is considered good practice that this is renewed to stay abreast of statutory updates and developments in practice.

What’s Covered?

Based on an understanding of offender behaviour:

  • The key features of a safer recruitment culture
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse and ensure its prompt reporting
  • Aid the review of own policies and practices in recruitment within a view to making them safer
  • The procedural steps and responsibilities of managers in these issues
  • Potential pitfalls and practical, appropriate solutions as well as imaginative, proactive strategies