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Provider: Bedford Training and Assessment Centre
Location: Bedford

Course Details:

This one day course is based on an understanding of offender behaviour to: identify key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people. Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting. This course will help participants to begin to review their own organisations policies and procedures in recruitment with a view to making them safer.

Safer Recruitment training should be updated every 5 years at least. It is mandatory for someone sitting on the recruitment panel within schools to have done safer recruitment training. It is also useful for governors and early years settings. This training will be delivered by a Lucy Faithfull accredited trainer.


Health Warning:

Please be aware that there may be some material which may be upsetting as the course will refer to profiles of sex offenders



 See how safer recruitment fits within the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children Agenda.


By the end of the session learners will be able to:

 To gain a good understanding of the need to use safer employment recruitment practices to deter or prevent the employment of unsuitable individuals to work with children

 To understand what is meant by ‘suitable person’

 To gain an awareness of sex offending behaviour

 To learn what safer recruitment practices are and how to use them

 To acquire skills appropriate to a manager who recruits staff to work with children and young people.

 To help you recruit the safest workforce

 To provide an understanding of how to plan the recruitment and selection process

 To consider how best to interview candidates

 Importance of Making the Right Decision and the costs of getting it wrong

 The interview and the selection process /pre-appointment checks

 Review and next steps Features of a safer culture

 Creating an open culture

 Setting acceptable standards of behaviour

 An ongoing culture of vigilance


Suitable for:

Managers and Safeguarding Officers, Governors or people who are responsible for recruiting staff.


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