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This one-day accredited course gives school/education staff recruiters the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for all in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.

Delegates on this accredited Safer Recruitment in Education course, by Ann Marie Christian, will consider the issues through presentations, case examples and group discussion. Delegates will complete four modules and an eighteen question multiple-choice assessment and receive a certificate of attendance and course completion.


This course is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium.


Course Objectives:

  • 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

By the end of the courses, 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 safe

Trainer: Ann Marie Christian

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