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Safer recruitment (children)

This workshop style programme has been developed to help schools and academies incorporate measures into their recruitment and selection processes that deter, reject or identify people who are unsuited to work with children.

The workshop meets the statutory requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2014) and course content has been developed by a consortium appointed by the Department for Education, including the NSPCC and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Level: Targeted
Duration: 1 day

Who is it for?

This course is for staff in schools or academies who are responsible for the recruitment of staff.

What are the outcomes?

The workshop builds on recommendations from Bichard (2004) and Warner (1992) reports. On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Identify the 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
  • Explore the elements that contribute to an ongoing culture of vigilance
  • Help participants begin to review their own and their school’s/academy’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer

This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.