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Safer Recruitment Training
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 GMT
Safer recruitment training became a statutory requirement for Head teachers and at least one member of every appointment panel in schools in response to the Bichard Inquiry (Soham). Originally overseen by the NCSL (National College of School Leadership) and then CWDC (Children's Workforce Development Council) the content was prescribed and the course could only be delivered by trainers that had undertaken specific training to be 'accredited' by the Secretary of State for Education. Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2016) makes clear that at least one member of every appointment panel must undertake 'proper' safe recruitment training.
A one-day course giving school staff recruiters the information and understanding to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance.
Safer recruitment in the context of safeguarding, profile of abusers, how abusers operate in organisations, features of a safer recruitment process, making the right decision, acceptable standards of behaviour, maintaining an on- going culture of vigilance. It is recommended that you download the Safer Recruitment document for information on where to find policies and guidance available on CYPS info, and review this information prior to attending this event.
Headteachers, Senior Leaders, School Business Managers (school staff recruiters) - in primary and secondary schools.
Participants will be able to identify the features of a safer recruitment process to deter the appointment of unsuitable people, consider policies and practices that mininise opportunities for abuse and review policies and practices to make the organisation safer.
The course will include:
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
Susan Crawford is an accredited trainer currently working as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for North Yorkshire.
Cost and Payment
The cost of this course is £100 and payment can be made by credit/debit card, cheque, or invoice
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies please can you contact us by email.
Parking is available but restricted.