safer recruitment

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This course is aimed at managers and staff within organisations who are responsible for recruiting staff to work with children and vulnerable adults.

People in any organisation can use their position of trust to abuse vulnerable children and adults. Others do not hold true to their values and neglect the people they work with or fail to speak up. This course looks at how to run a recruitment process that puts as many barriers in the way of potential abusers as possible in order to keep service users safe. Read more …

dates, venues and booking
For information about when and where the next courses are running, please see below. Read more …

the course

The course consists of four sessions:

  • Session 1 looks at how safer recruitment fits within with the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the scale of abuse; some aspects of the characteristics of abusers and the detail of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations, and relates that to recruitment.
  • Session 2 looks at the importance of planning a recruitment exercise; sending the right messages to potential applicants following a consistent and thorough process to obtain relevant information about each applicant, and short listing candidates for interview.
  • Session 3 considers the importance of making the right decisions and using structured interviews to help do that, as well as pre-employment checks on the candidates selected for appointment.
  • Session 4 examines the need for ongoing awareness and vigilance and considers how organisations can develop and maintain an environment that deters and prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour.

the trainers

Andrew Martin is an experienced child protection social worker, manager and safeguarding trainer. He has both worked in and managed a number of teams working with children and young people in need of support and protection including initial response, emergency duty service and long term looked after teams.  He has experience of recruitment and selection processes and integrates this with the course learning.

booking and dates

The course is £99 (no VAT) to include refreshments and a light lunch.

Schools who join Safeguarding Network for £99 for the coming term are entitled to one free place. Add a note in the invoicing section explaining you’ve joined.

At this time there are no courses scheduled. If you are looking for an individual place please fill in the form on the right. If you want to book the course for your organisation or setting please contact us.

can’t make those dates

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