Safer Recruitment in Education

Safeguarding and Child Protection  

Course Summary

CPD/CE Points:  60 Mins

Assessment:  10

Pass Rate:  80%

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Course Details

Safer Recruitment in Education CPD training is ideal for governors, managers, senior leaders, teachers, youth workers and residential childcare managers.

By enrolling on this course, education professionals can gain the necessary insight, knowledge and practical skills to conduct risk assessments and other important documentation required by the general recruitment process. 

In addition, participants will better understand the importance of the need to compile clear and accurate job adverts, how to be inclusive when shortlisting, and how to use effective questioning techniques for interviews, both formal and informal.

This recruitment CPD training develops awareness and understanding among educators, school staff, peers, and classmates of how to thoroughly check qualifications, character and professional references, and to understand what a DBS is (Disclosure and Barring Service) and how it can be used to make crucial (and safer) decisions about recruitment. 

Whether your aim is to equip yourself with a general understanding of safer recruitment practices, or have a direct connection with, or responsibility for, recruitment in an education setting, this course will equip you with the tools, knowledge, and legislative information that you need to make informed and safer decisions.

Course Aims

This online CPD training will ensure that all education professionals with a connection to, or responsibility for, the recruitment process, has the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently and legally, implement safer recruitment practices across their setting. 

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct effective (and legal) risk assessments and be in a better position to understand who needs to read them, when they are relevant and why they should be used
  • Identify and manage potential biases across the recruitment/selection process
  • Communicate decisions to candidates in a professional and legal way
  • Appreciate the importance of clear and accurate job adverts, inclusive shortlisting and selection criteria, and effective questioning techniques for interviews
  • Effectively check qualifications and references, ensuring that all avenues are pursued and removing potential for misinterpretation
  • Better understand what a DBS is and how this can be used to make decisions on recruitment
  • Confidently source, interview and recruit competent staff that can make a valuable contribution across your setting
  • Ensure children and young people in your care are guided by education professionals who are suitably qualified and vetted, thus ensuring standards and legal compliance are maintained.

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