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Safer Recruitment Training for those Working in the Wider Children and Young People's Workforce

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The Course

Organisations that work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the childrenand young people’s workforce, you should take safer
recruitment training.
This one-day course gives recruiters the essential information and understanding they need to recruit safely
and thereby help protect children from harm. It is suitable for all in the wider children’s workforce who are involved in staff selection.

This one-day workshop considers all aspects of safeguarding through recruitment.

By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people

  • Considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

  • Begun to review their own organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

Course content includes:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding

  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers

  • How abusers operate within organisations

  • Features of a safer recruitment process

  • Planning a safer recruitment process

  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection

  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour

  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

During the day you will consider the issues through presentations, case examples and group discussion. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and course completion. This course is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium.

Mode and context of delivery

The Safer Recruitment Training is a one-day course and accommodates up to 20 participants. All our accredited courses are led by highly qualified expert trainers who have considerable direct experience of staff recruitment and safeguarding. 

Cost of Course

Our fully accredited courses can be delivered either face to face or live-online via zoom, depending on your preference and are always delivered by a highly experienced accredited trainer.


This course costs £100+VAT per delegate for open courses or alternatively if you wish to book an exclusive course for your setting/group this will cost £720+VAT for up to 20 delegates.

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