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KCSIE 22 STATES ‘…it is important that schools adopt robust recruitment procedures that deter and prevent people who are unsuitable to work with children from applying for or securing employment, or volunteering opportunities in schools and colleges.’


‘…ensure that those involved with the recruitment and employment of staff to work with children have received appropriate safer recruitment training, the substance of which should at a minimum cover the content of Part Three of KCSIE’


There has been an increased focus on Safer Recruitment over the last couple of years and KCSIE makes it clear that Safer Recruitment is not just about the recruitment process and DBS checks but rather creating a culture of safer recruitment whereby people who are unsuitable to work with children are quickly identified. This training has been developed with this approach in mind and provides delegates with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop and implement robust and effective safer recruitment processes and systems. This course is ideal for Head Teachers and other Senior Leaders, School Business Managers, HR staff, DSLs and Governors. It will cover:


How to DETER unsuitable applicants from applying for a role in your school:

Advert, Application Forms, School Website, Job Description and Person Specification


How to REJECT unsuitable applicants at the earliest opportunity:

Shortlisting Techniques, Interview Questions, Guidance on References, Pre-Employment Vetting and Checks including Social Media/Online Checks


How to RECORD evidence of Safer Recruitment Processes:

Single Central Record, Personnel Files, References, Risk Assessments


How to IDENTIFY unsuitable people who are working in school:

Induction & Training, Ongoing Vigilance, Culture of Safeguarding, Managing Low Level Concerns, Referrals


How to safely manage additional adults in school such as Supply and Agency Staff, Governors, Volunteers, Contractors and Visitors:

Letters of Assurance, ID and DBS checks, Supervision / Monitoring, Evidence.


Upon completion of this full day training course delegates will receive a Safer Recruitment Toolkit and certification. Please see the attached training calendar for dates and venues. This training is designed to be delivered face to face and can be delivered to individual schools, clusters, SIGs and MATs upon request.

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