Safer Recruitment Training

About the course and the need for Safer Recruitment Training

Following the Soham murders in 2002 the Bichard Report identified the need to ensure that safer recruitment practices were identified and adopted when recruiting new staff who work with children. Safer recruitment training is vital for any leaders and staff who lead recruitment as it ensures that children and vulnerable adults stay safe.

This course will provide you with a clear overview of the recruitment process and the steps you need to take to ensure you have adopted safer recruitment protocols. With a mix of explanation, case studies and practical tasks the course will enable you to successfully and confidently lead recruitment in your own organisation. Scenarios and examples will be used throughout, providing a clear and comprehensive understanding of an effective safer recruitment process.

Covering a range of themes:

  • Background and legal position
  • What steps and processes you need to complete as part of safer recruitment
  • Construction of adverts and application packs
  • Personal visits
  • Application forms & references
  • Shortlisting & interviews
  • Checks to carry out prior to appointment
  • Understanding the risk to children of appointing the wrong candidate

Learning Objectives

Key Learning Objectives for this course are:

  • Understand the purpose of safer recruitment practices
  • Understand key roles & responsibilities when recruiting
  • Understand the key elements of the safer recruitment process
  • Enhance confidence in leading a safe recruitment process
  • Consider and debate safer recruitment challenges and demands
  • Know how to document the requirements of safer recruitment
  • Share experience and expand personal knowledge
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