Safer Recruitment

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Course Description

Safer recruitment is designed to help those who are responsible for hiring anyone who works with children, to identify and deter or reject individuals who are deemed to be at risk of abusing children.

It’s crucial that all employers have a recruitment policy in place that takes into account safer recruitment best practices and considerations. This course covers key topics including: advertising, application forms, selecting candidates for interview based on the information they have presented, and post-interview checks before making an offer of employment.

Recruitment of staff is now a complex process and there are many issues that need to be considered to ensure safe and successful recruitment, to reduce in turn the risk of harm, abuse and neglect of adults and children.

This course is a set of safe principles covering the essentials areas of safer recruitment including:

  • An overview of recruitment
  • How to communicate with applicants
  • Preparing job and personnel specifications
  • Application forms, advertising and references
  • Pre-interview checks and selecting candidates for interview
  • DBS checks and enhanced checking, pre employment checks (PEC)
  • Induction, training, and supervision of new staff
  • Relevant legislation
  • How adults and children might become at risk

This course includes case examples, and challenges to help professionals check their knowledge and apply it into everyday working life. This course is suitable for people working in roles in HR and those involved in recruitment of staff.

Having a greater understanding of safer recruitment best practices are crucial for anyone who work in an environment where children and young people or vulnerable adults are present. It is very important that extra care is taken to ensure people are safe to work in such environment when recruiting or managing new members of staff. Safer recruitment is design for the safeguarding children and young people – also ensure that the staff follow a clear code of conduct and mitigate inappropriate behaviours in new staff members.

Who is it for?

  • Academy trusts
  • Agency staff
  • Full time workers
  • Governing bodies
  • Governors
  • Head teachers
  • Human resources staff
  • Part time workers
  • Teacher assistant
  • Teachers
  • Voluntary staff

Applicable to the following place of work:

  • Academies
  • Care homes
  • Children’s homes
  • Free schools
  • Higher education establishments
  • Hospitals
  • Independent schools
  • Law firms
  • Nurseries
  • Primary schools
  • Pupil referral units
  • Secondary schools
  • SEN schools
  • Sports clubs

Test and certificate
At the end of the course there will be a multiple-choice quiz testing your knowledge of the topic. Following the successful completion of the course you will receive a digital certificate, which you can download or print. We recommend that you keep these for your records.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced, you do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout.

Target Audience
This course is suitable for anybody involved in the recruitment of people who will work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

£40.00 + VAT

Volume discounts available

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