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Safer recruitment

A major responsibility of governing boards is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people in school. To support this and in line with 'The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009', every interview panel for staff in school must include someone who has been trained in safer recruitment.

Our team has been accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium to deliver this training and this full day's course provides governors and trustees, school leaders and anyone in school involved in the recruitment process with the skills and information they need to fulfil this role. In addition to recruitment, the course also looks at how to ensure a safer culture in school and covers issues outlined in the statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.

The course includes an assessment which results in successful delegates being accredited to fulfil this important role. The certificate awarded on successful completion of the training is valid for five years.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of offender behaviour
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Know how to review their own organisation's policies and practices with a view to making them safer

You can find the next available course dates on our online booking service or please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01603 303355 or email governor.services@norfolk.gov.uk