There are over 50,000 people who are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults, and this number grows each year. So, having a rigorous recruitment process, with robust checking systems in place, is crucial.

This Safer Recruitment in Education training will help to achieve that. It’s designed for anyone who’s involved in recruiting staff or volunteers in all types of educational settings, whether it’s a school, college, sixth form centre, sports club, pupil referral unit, residential education or an activities centre, or a centre working with vulnerable adults.

Safer recruitment is all about the appointment process. It’s an effective first step in keeping unsuitable people away from children and vulnerable adults. It’s a vital part of the safeguarding process. It covers everything from writing up the job description, through to shortlisting, doing checks and references, interviewing and using induction and probationary periods to make sure you’ve hired the right person.

Safeguard children and vulnerable adults from potential abuse and make sure you know who you are hiring with our Safer Recruitment in Education Training. Did you know that we also have a course dedicated to safeguarding children?

Safer Recruitment in Education Training Contents

1. Laws, Policies and Procedures Surrounding Recruitment in Education

In this section we look at the background to safer recruitment, including the relevant laws and the policies and procedures that are needed in educational settings.

2. Pre-Employment Checks

This section is all about the checks that should be done to make sure a person is who they say they are, have the references and employment history they say they have and are not barred from working with children or prohibited from teaching.
It includes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and using the Government Employer Access Online Service check.

3. Employees and Volunteers

This section considers anyone who may work in a school or college and the level of DBS check they require. It includes supply teachers, contractors and volunteers.

4. Induction and Probation Period

The safer recruitment process doesn’t just stop when an applicant takes the job. It’s important to follow up with a rigorous induction and probationary period to check the right person has been appointed. This section also looks at creating and maintaining an entire culture of safety within an organisation and includes what to do if you have any concerns.


Duration: 50 Minutes


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