Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at school leaders, governors, support staff new to recruiting to the school workforce and anyone involved in the recruitment process.

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  • Written & Presented by Safeguarding Specialist with 40 years experience in Children's Services

  • Fully online course 

  • Course duration: 1-1.5 hours

  • Certificate is sent out immediately upon completion

  • Full audio commentary - exact same course as we use in venues across the country

  • Accredited by Probatus

The course

Once purchased, the course subscription lasts for a month, simple click on Your Courses to begin. Within that time you can access the course freely. The course is made up of video modules comprised of audio commentary of our Safer Recruitment presentation, hosted by our safeguarding specialist. Once you have completed the video modules and watched our videos on any legislation updates, you can test your new knowledge by taking our multiple-choice quiz. Your certificate will then be sent out to you via email. 

Sample Safeguarding Awareness Certificat

What the course covers

Preparing to recruit: need for organisations to employ safer recruitment practices. It examines what a safer recruitment process is and covers the steps that you should take when preparing to recruit, including defining the role, providing information packs, application forms versus CVs and planning the selection process.

Selecting the right people: what a safer selection process looks like and it explores the key elements, including short-listing, interviewing, choosing between selection tools and planning the assessment criteria.

Vetting checks: what you need to know about vetting checks and the legal situation, including criminal record checks and the organisations that provide them. The necessity of taking up references, looking at qualifications and identity documents, as well as self- disclosure.

Changes to the “Disqualification by association” regulations and which agencies will be impacted by the changes.

Maintaining vigilance: the importance of ongoing awareness and vigilance once the person you have recruited is in place. It covers induction and probationary periods, ongoing training and appraisal, supervision and management and codes of conduct. There is also a section on whistleblowing and promoting an open culture.