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Safer Recruitment in Education Settings (Two Half Days)

Audience: Primary, Secondary,Higher Education
Multiple sessions
  • 18 +
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • Key Stage 5

Brief Overview

This Safer Recruitment course, run virtually online across two consecutive mornings, gives participants the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for headteachers, safeguarding staff, school governors and all others in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.

Learning Outcomes

Participants gain the skills they need to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of their recruitment decisions. Based on an understanding of offender behaviour by the end of our course, participants will have:

  • Identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse and ensure its prompt reporting.
  • Begun to review their own organisation's policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

Remember, it is a requirement for at least one member of a recruitment panel to be appropriately trained in Safer Recruitment. It is advised that this training course is completed every three years to maintain up-to-date knowledge of statutory updates and developments in practice. 

In addition, participants will gain a clear understanding of: 

  • The legal framework under-pinning this area of management.
  • The procedural steps and responsibilities of managers in these issues.
  • Potential pitfalls and practical, appropriate solutions.
  • Imaginative, proactive strategies.

In addition, there is opportunity to discuss solutions and approaches to individual school cases.

Please note:

As the course is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, it is important that you are able to fully participate across both mornings with your video camera facility turned on. 

Important information -

Cancellation terms:

Delegate cancels 14 days or more prior to the event start date - No Charge

Delegate cancels less than 14 days prior to event start date or fails to attend - Full event/course fee charged

This course is run by HR Connect, a trading brand within Commercial Services Group (CSG) People Services. 

HR Connect reserves the right to cancel the training session at any time it is considered necessary for any reason. In the event that the training session is cancelled, delegates will automatically be moved to the next training session and will be notified of this via the contact details that have been provided. In the event of a cancellation, if delegates are unable to attend the session their place has been moved to, delegates will be able to cancel their place without financial penalty.

Contact from HR Connect:

HR Connect prides itself on delivering excellent customer service. We will send confirmation emails and any updates relating to the course to the email addresses provided for the delegates who are booked onto the course. If you are booking a place on behalf of a colleague, please note that any contact from HR Connect relating to the course will be sent to the email address you provide for them and not to yourself. In the event of an emergency, we would welcome the ability to communicate swiftly with our delegates. To this end, we would be grateful if you could ensure that your contact details provided are kept up-to-date. Your details will be handled in line with our Privacy Notice and telephone contact only made on matters related to your booking on this course.

Handling of personal data:

HR Connect recognises its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and subsequent UK Data Protection legislation and the rights of our customers with regards to the personal data held on them.

The personal information we gather, process, hold and share in the delivery of our training offer is done so in accordance with the requirements of GDPR.

This is detailed in our Privacy Notice, which will be sent to you before the course takes place. The Education People (whose platform administers HR Connect’s training bookings) also take their responsibilities seriously for further details please see their Privacy Policy -



  • Session 1 - 08/10/2024 09:15  -  13:00
  • Session 2 - 09/10/2024 09:15  -  13:00

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