This course is suitable for all in the education sector who are involved in staff selection

This one-day course gives school staff recruiters the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance. The course involves an assessment which is woven into the day at the end of each session

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

This course is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

In partnership with

Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

They work closely with frontline workers and professionals such as police officers, social workers and education staff to ensure children are as safe as they can be. 

They work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; adult male and female sexual abusers; victims of abuse and other family members.

Drawing on expert knowledge, they offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public and run the confidential Stop it Now! Helpline.