Accredited Safer Recruitment Training


Course introduction

The ‘Accredited Safer Recruitment Training’ course is endorsed by Ofsted DfE and fully compliant with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020 and to be further updated 2021). The training is designed to equip participants with the fundamental tools to successfully interview candidates, and how to carry out pre-appointment checks (including DBS checks) before a candidate is appointed. Recruiting new staff member can be a lengthy and complex process. Taking a planned and structured approach to recruitment will reduce the risk of appointing someone unsuitable and help to make sure all the relevant steps are taken.

Our trainers Tony and Helen are accredited facilitators for the Safer Recruitment Consortium which ensures you will be receiving the very best quality of safer recruitment training.

The course includes an assessment and is certificated.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand the key features of recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people;

  • Ways to shortlist for interview;

  • Know what to look for in application forms;

  • Consider useful interview questions;

  • Gain awareness and understanding of offender behaviour;

  • Implement pre employment checks including recent updates;

  • Consider case studies;

  • Gain support to consider or review, your own safer recruitment policy and practices to minimise opportunities for abuse, promote prevention and ensure an ongoing culture of vigilance.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with the recruitment of staff in FE Colleges, schools and early years settings. Ideal for school-based staff including head teachers, deputy headteacher, designated safeguarding lead, school governors, education welfare officer and business managers.

Trainers for this course

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliot

Helen has had a long and varied career in Social Work and Criminal Justice and has extensive experience of safeguarding in practice, both on the front line and as a Manager. She was prev...iously a Manager of a Safeguarding Children’s Board before leaving to expand her independent work which includes audits and Independent Management Reviews. Helen has had a significant role developing and delivering training and support in safeguarding and child protection for schools, early years settings and other services and is an associate advisor for a Local Authority Partnership for School Improvement. She is also an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer and Prevent trainer and has contributed to the Home Office work relating to Gangs, Exploitation and Youth Violence as a peer reviewer.

Tony Lampert

Tony Lampert is a professional HR practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 30 years experience working in senior positions within the publ...ic sector. This includes 2 years operating as Head of HR for London Council and over 10 years supporting Barnet schools and the Children’s Service in a Senior HR Business Partner role, coordinating major organisational change, managing employee relations’ matters, leading on recruitment and selection campaigns and applying creative HR solutions to organisational issues. Operating now as a freelance HR Consultant, Tony specialises in leading on HR related investigations and designing and delivering management programmes covering recruitment and selection, Safer Recruitment, Employment Law, and Employee Relations.

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Excellent course, gave me exactly what I needed and I feel confident in moving forward.

The staff that undertook the course were all very pleased with the information and the way the course was run and conducted, so thank you for assisting us in this training.

This training was excellent, relevant, topical and essential to maintaining high standards of safeguarding in schools. Really enjoyed the course which was well presented by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.


In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.