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Accredited Safer Recruitment Training – Leeds

Date: 05 October 2018
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: leeds


Governors, headteachers and other school leaders are key to ensuring the school fulfils its responsibilities in respect of safeguarding children. These responsibilities include a requirement that the school operates Safer Recruitment procedures and that the relevant safe recruitment and safeguarding checks are carried out on staff and volunteers working or having contact with children.

From 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance  Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants. Ofsted and Estyn will request evidence as part of their inspections that recruitment panels meet this requirement.

The Safer Recruitment training is intended to help schools fulfil their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.


£195 + VAT (Early bird)

£225 + VAT (Standard rate)

Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.

Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.


  • Gain an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Understand the key features of recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • What to look for in application forms and useful interview questions
  • Pre employment checks, including recent updates
  • Support to consider or review, your own organisation’s, policies and practices to minimise opportunities for abuse, promote prevention and ensure an ongoing culture of vigilance
  • Understand some of the ways in which offenders behave and operate
  • Identify key features of staff recruitment that maximise opportunity of appointing the most suitable person for the job and help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

Course Leader

Helen Elliott


United Kingdom
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Target Audience

Headteachers, nominated governors and other senior staff who have authority to make appointments to complete a recommended accredited course in Safer Recruitment.


'Really enjoyed the course which was well presented and knowledgeable and experienced presenters.'
'Despite taking the training previously, this training was relevant, topical and essential to maintaining high standards of safeguarding in schools.'
'The staff that undertook the course were all very pleased with the information and the way the course was run and conducted, so thank you for assisting us in this training.'
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  • Spot on! I left with lots of food for thought and lots of actions. The time flew despite it being a long day. The venue was super.

  • I found it to be an excellent course both in way of content delivery. Very thought provoking and of great benefit to me as a governor in the personnel and disciplinary committees. Thank you.

  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

  • Excellent trainer and training. Very good delivery. I am very interested in more courses available! The training has helped me to look back at ways of becoming effective.

  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland