Safer Recruitment Training

What is Safer Recruitment Training?

Safer Recruitment Training in Education is a full day course, run by our MD and accredited trainer, Katy. The course provides recruiting staff members or volunteers, in any educational sector, including primary, secondary and SEN schools, with the skills they need to find suitable applicants to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for anyone in education who is involved in the recruitment of other staff members or volunteers. This includes Headteachers, HR Directors and any other members of the senior leadership team who are part of the hiring process.

The training is applicable in all educational settings such as schools, colleges, nurseries, residential education facilities and sports clubs. As referenced in Keeping Children Safe in Education, it is required by law that one person interview panel must be safer recruitment trained.

What does the training cover?

Our Safer Recruitment Training will cover the following topics:

  • 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

Smile Education Safer Recruitment Training participants with their certificates

Smile Education provide Safer Recruitment Training to schools and teachers

Why should you do Safer Recruitment Training?

Safer Recruitment Training is essential and required for any school which has to hire and fire staff whether they be educational or support – which is why all of our consultants are safer recruitment trained.

Creating a culture of safe recruitment is important and by undertaking Safer Recruitment Training, your school can adopt procedures which will help to deter, reject or identify people who may be a danger to children. Without proper training, your school may run the risk of employing someone who is unsuitable and unintentionally put children at risk.

Our course takes a practical approach to address the concerns that you may face while recruiting, giving you the confidence to recruit without worry. The training which lasts for a day, takes you through the entire recruitment process, from the initial consideration to the interviewing stage and the eventual hiring.

What you will learn from Safer Recruitment Training?
  • Be able to identify the key features of recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Have a clear understanding of how to promote a safer culture and recruiting process within your own organisation.
  • Have the skills and understanding to implement the safer recruitment process.
  • Be able to confidently assess and recruit suitable candidates.
When can I do Safer Recruitment Training?

We run courses routinely throughout the year, please keep a lookout or send an enquiry for more information. We also run private sessions on request. 

Enquire about safer recruitment training days here

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