Specialist Safeguarding Consultant, Andrew Hall explains how his ‘Safer Recruitment’ workshop helps schools develop outstanding safeguarding to keep all children and young people safe from harm.
Ever felt that too much safeguarding training is ‘death by PowerPoint’?
Ever wanted to ask how others have solved their safeguarding challenges?
Starting to feel overwhelmed by the amount of new guidance there is?
Understanding how potential offenders manipulate the school’s procedures in order to abuse pupils is an important aspect of the Safer Recruitment training.
Although the 2009 School Staffing Regulations say ‘at least one member of [the selection] panel [must have] completed safer recruitment training’, it is helpful to have more than one person, and to include others involved in the recruitment process, including administrative staff. The more knowledgeable the whole recruitment team become, the safer children are.
My training is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium and uses the materials devised by the group’s leadership, including contributions from national specialists and the latest government guidance and legislation.
Occasionally, I run Safer Recruitment seminars in London, Birmingham and Manchester, but mostly schools and cluster groups invite me to work with them onsite. This is not only more cost effective for you, but allows the inclusion of many more staff, governors and administrators, to learn about the issues and develop a shared understanding.
The seminar will ensure you understand how to implement the four stages of Safer Recruitment: Deter, Reject, Detect and Prevent.
- Why using CVs can be a danger to children
- How to spot inconsistencies in application forms
- Who the sex offenders are and how to identify their grooming behaviour
- How to develop, and maintain, a ‘culture of vigilance’
- Why children don’t report abuse
- How to make safer recruitment decisions
…and real-life examples will show how easy it is for complacent schools to be attractive to unsuitable people.
As a former headteacher I know how difficult recruitment decision-making can be, but the Safer Recruitment training I had gave me confidence to make those decisions, and now I want to share that with you.
How to book
1. Book online by clicking 'Order Now' button at the top of the page.
2. Call Kate on 01223 929269
3. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have questions about Safer Recruitment (London)?
Contact Andrew Hall, Success In Schools Ltd.