Safer Recruitment Training Course London

Safer Recruitment Training Course London

Our London-based Safer Recruitment Training Course is essential for all those involved in the recruitment of personnel to work with or alongside, under 18’s. We can deliver the course at our well-appointed venue or at your offices or a location near you.


This one-day Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited training considers all aspects of safeguarding through recruitment and ongoing vigilance. It is recommended by DfE that every recruitment panel should have at least one member trained in Safer Recruitment. Safer Recruitment is recognised as best practice, in line with working Together to Safeguard Children (2013). Training should be taken every 2 years.

Course Time: 8.45am to 5pm (lunch and refreshments will be provided for courses at our training centre)

Course Venue: This course is run at our Training Centre in Sidcup.
We can also deliver this course at a venue of your choice (maximum 15 delegates). If you have a larger number than this please contact us to discuss.

Target Group

  • Head Teachers
  • Nominated Governors
  • Senior Staff
  • Business Managers
  • Senior Administrators

Course Description
The 4 elements of Safer Recruitment
Safer recruitment, looks at how safer recruitment fits with the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the scale of abuse, a model of offender behaviour, some aspects of the characteristics of abusers and how they typically operate and relate that to recruitment.
A safer recruitment process looks at the importance of planning a recruitment exercise, sending the right messages to potential applicants, following a consistent process to obtain relevant information about each applicant and short listing candidates for interview.
Making the right decisions, considers the importance of making the right decisions and using structured interviews to help do that, as well as pre-employment checks of the candidate selected for appointment.
An on-going culture of vigilance, examines the need for on-going awareness and vigilance and how organisations can develop and maintain an environment that deters and prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour.
All course materials are provided.

Course Objectives

  •      Give participants an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour.
  •      Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable  people.
  •      Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
  •      Help participants begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices with a view to making them safer.