9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Centre Island

Ellesmere Port

CH65 2AL

Alliance Member Price

£80 plus VAT

Non Alliance Member Price

£120 plus fees and VAT

Safer Recruitment in Education

Update your Safer Recruitment training and book early for this essential course delivered for Ignite by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Schools and education settings share with others a duty to safeguard children in their care.  Implementing safer recruitment practices is one way of discharging this safeguarding obligation.  This one day course gives staff recruiters the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance.  It is suitable for all in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.
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