Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Schools

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Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Schools

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Duration: 35 mins (approx)

All schools must ensure that they have robust policies in place around the selection and suitability of prospective employees and that they are proactively creating a culture of safer recruitment. It is essential that all staff have an awareness of safer recruitment as part of their statutory duty to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

Our Essential CPD course in safer recruitment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with safer recruitment procedures. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our safer recruitment training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Christina Leath, the course has been divided into four easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safer recruitment compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 (KCSiE)
  • Staffing and employment advice for schools (DfE 2017)

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the legislation and your statutory requirements around safer recruitment in schools
  • Recognise the most effective recruitment process and detailing key internal procedures
  • Cultivating a safer recruitment culture and employing robust practices, including DBS checks
  • Understanding the key principles of safer recruitment and the need for continuous training
  • Identifying best practice in safer recruitment and signposting further resources and help

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This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years throu...

Module 1: Understanding safer recruitment

Module 1 will provide you with an understanding of what exactly safer recruitment is, the roles and responsibilities attached with recruitment, the process around hiring and selection, as well as what makes for an effective recruitment process.

Module 2: Cultivating safe recruitment

In module 2 you will learn about robust practices around safer recruitment and the required employment checks in accordance with Staffing and employment advice for schools (DfE 2017) including DBS checks and prohibitions, sanctions, directions and re...

Module 3: Further considerations

Module 3 explores the additional role considerations that schools will need to consider, how supervision can be an effective aspect of safer recruitment and what best practice in schools may look like.

Annex: Safer recruitment in the Draft KCSiE 2020 guidance

In this special annex module, learners will understand what the new draft Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2020 guidance means for safer recruitment and the potential changes that may be introduced following consultation and implementation...

Christina Leath

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Christina Leath

Experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert on safeguarding children.
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