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.

Anthony Goble has an extensive career in human resources across a number of local authorities. He managed the HR service for schools for several years before moving into the role of Designated Officer. With 10 years experience in this role Anthony has a comprehensive understanding of child protection processes and employment procedures.

booking and dates

This 1 day course is £169+VAT, with a 50% discount for Safeguarding Network members (please mark this in the invoicing arrangements box), lunch is not included.

The course runs from 9:00 to 5:00pm, and the venue is Young Dancers Academy, 58 Bulwer St, White City, London W12 8AP.

6th March 2020

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