Safer Recruitment Training for Education

Schools and education settings share with others a duty to safeguard the children in their care. Implementing safer recruitment practices is an important part of discharging this safeguarding obligation. 

This training course will ensure your staff and governors, involved in the recruitment process, are able to deliver these obligations.


Who is this for?

It is suitable for staff working in education settings that are involved in staff selection and appointments

What are the benefits?

This one-day training course gives staff recruiters in education settings the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance.

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

How is it delivered?

The course will be delivered by a trainer accredited by the safer recruitment consortium. Training requires 7 learning hours and can be delivered to suit your requirements either as a full day or two half day/twilight sessions.

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

During the day you will consider the issues through presentations, case studies and group discussion.


The course is assessed through a number of multiple choice questions on the training day. Successful participants will receive a certificate of attendance and course completion. This training us accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium  which is run by the NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools and Child Protection in Education (CAPE).

What does it cost?

The cost of training and certification is £650 +VAT including assessment for groups of up to 10 participants.

How to apply

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