In response to requests from RIs and RMs we have set up a regular meeting to focus on leading safer recruitment in residential children’s homes.
Safer Recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people. All organisations that employ staff or volunteers to work with children and young people have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. This includes ensuring that the organisation adopts safe recruitment and selection procedures which aim to prevent unsuitable persons from gaining access to children.
We’ve been providing managers with lots of advice and support and agreed there needs to be a space where managers can receive focused information, CPD and most importantly have the opportunity to regularly talk to other managers in the same position.
The sessions are facilitated by Tara Lawson. Tara is a dedicated safeguarding professional with 15 years’ experience of working with children, young people, and adults at risk, across a number of settings, including custody, social care, education, community, and sports organisations.
Tara is passionate about making safeguarding simple, and ensuring that legislation, guidance, and best practice is accessible and understandable to everyone, from an organisation’s board of trustees, right through to children and adults at risk and their families or guardians. Tara aims to remove the worry that so many organisations have about getting safeguarding wrong and replace it with confident understanding.
Tara is a qualified adult trainer, delivering bespoke and accredited Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment training. Tara is passionate about building the knowledge and confidence of organisations and their staff teams through engaging and though-provoking training, ensuring that settings are safe for those accessing them.
These meetings will take place for 2 hours, 3 times per year and will generally be online.
Next Meeting Dates :
- Tuesday 30th January 2024
- Tuesday 28th May 2024
- Tuesday 17th September 2024
Participants pay £99 + VAT per annum to attend up to four forums a year. See below for details.