Safer Recruitment and Single Central Record Training

Safer Recruitment and Single Central Record Training

KCSIE 23 states: ‘It is vital that as part of their whole school or college approach to safeguarding, governing bodies and proprietors create a culture that safeguards and promotes the welfare of children in their school or college. As part of this culture, it is important that they 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, 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 Records, 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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“Thank you for all the support you have given us all at our school recently. Last week's training for our DSL team was wonderful along with your support via the Safeguarding Support Line. We just all wanted you to know how much we value you and what a positive difference you have made to so many.”