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Course name Safer recruitment
Course dates and times


  • 23 June 2022 face-to-face
  • 17 November 2022 face-to-face - FULL
  • 7 February 2023

Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Course information

Please note: The date in June 2022 will be a face-to-face course. Further information will be included with the joining instructions. 

Other dates are online courses delivered through MS Teams.

This course aims to support managers understand their roles and responsibilities in the recruitment process. It will help managers fulfil their responsibilities in the recruitment of staff to roles working with children.

Course is valid for five years.

Target group

This is advanced training for specialist roles, managers, supervisors overseeing child protection cases and named designated professionals. This training is aimed at members of interview panels who recruit to roles working with children.

Although the focus of the training is on children, the principles of this training are also applicable to those who recruit to roles working with vulnerable adults/adults at risk.    

Reading and materials

Please note: When attending this training, ensure you have access to the resources and paperwork detailed below, either in hard copy or saved to your desktop. 

Aims and objectives

  • Explain offender behaviour
  • Define how safer recruitment fits with the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps to deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Compare policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Demonstrate and help participants begin to review their own and their organisation's policies and practices with a view of making them safer


This charge will apply if your agency is required to pay.

More information about fees and whether your agency is required to pay: Training programme information and frequently asked questions


Booking information

To book a place on this course, click on the link below:

  • 23 June 2022
  • 17 November 2022 - FULL
Course evaluation

After attending the course, please click on the link below to complete a course evaluation form: