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Safeguarding: Safer Recruitment & Allegations

Safer Recruitment / Induction / Allegations

“Governing bodies and proprietors should prevent people who pose a risk of harm from working with children by adhering to statutory responsibilities to check staff who work with children, taking proportionate decisions on whether to ask for any checks beyond what is required and ensuring volunteers are appropriately supervised. The school or college should have written recruitment and selection policies and procedures in place.”  
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

Guidance and further information:

Induction training

“Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that all staff undergo safeguarding and child protection training (including online safety) at induction. The training should be regularly updated.”
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

In order to ensure that safeguarding practice is embedded within school culture, policies, procedures and expectations need to be clearly and effectively communicated with staff at induction and regularly updated throughout their employment.

To see a comprehensive list of the face-to-face training we provide, please see the training and services menu.


If an allegation is made against a member of staff in an education setting, it should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) as soon as possible.

For more information, including the LADO contact details and referral form, see:

Further information: