Safer Recruitment

This course further develops the knowledge of safer recruitment practices introduced in our “Principles of Safeguarding“course. The course is aimed at managers and staff within organisations who are responsible for recruiting staff to work with children and vulnerable adults.

The course comprises four modules:

Module 1: Explores how safer recruitment fits within with the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the scale of abuse; some aspects of the characteristics of abusers and the detail of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations, and relates that to recruitment.

Module 2: Examines the importance of planning a recruitment exercise; sending the right messages to potential applicants following a consistent and thorough process to obtain relevant information about each applicant, and short listing candidates for interview.

Module 3 Considers the importance of making the right decisions and using structured interviews to help do that, as well as pre-employment checks on the candidates selected for appointment.

Module 4 Underpins the need for ongoing awareness and vigilance and considers how organisations can develop and maintain an environment that deters and prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour.

This one day course costs £130.00 and is run throughout the year. Learning materials, lunch and refreshments are provided. To register your interest go to our registration page.