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Safer Recruitment

It’s essential for all workplaces that work with children and young people to correctly vet their new employees, especially if they’re responsible for hiring and/or supervising them. This online CPD accredited Safer Recruitment training will give your staff the vital information and skills needed for a safe recruitment process.

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About this Safer Recruitment Training Course

Safer recruitment is vital to protecting children in care. If you don't know the correct vetting practises when it comes to recruiting staff to work with children under your care, you could be putting those children at serious risk of mental and physical harm. Make sure you know how to check the people you are recruiting.

This Safer Recruitment raises awareness of how to conduct and administer safe recruitment throughout the whole process and documentation, the various checks needed, how to advertise for candidates, and the relevant law and legislation. If you work in education, take a look at our Safer Recruitment in Education

clock (4) Duration Dependent on the delivery method, this online Safer Recruitment training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Safer Recruitment online training. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
certificate (2) Certification On completion of this online course, either download your Safer Recruitment certificate or access it later online. 
Accreditations Accreditations This online Safer Recruitment training course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Safer Recruitment Training Course Outline

The aim of this Safer Recruitment training course is to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process and documentation, as well as the relevant laws and legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Legislation

  • The new criminal records and barring scheme (PoFA 2012)

  • Definition of regulated activity

  • Controlled activity

  • Registration and continuous monitoring

  • Job and person specifications

  • Equal opportunities policy

  • Application forms

  • Advertising

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Safer Recruitment Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online Safer Recruitment training course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Legislation 
    Learn about Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA 2006) and clarifications to the SVGA 2006, SVGA 2006.
  • The new criminal records and barring scheme (PoFA 2012)  
    Learn and understand the new criminal records and barring scheme (PoFA 2012)
  • Definition of regulated activity 
    Understand and learn a new definition of regulated activity
  • Controlled activity  
    Repeal of ‘controlled activity’
  • Registration and continuous monitoring  
    Repeal of registration and continuous monitoring
  • Job and person specifications  
    Learn about applicant information packs such as job and person specifications
  • Equal opportunities policy  
    Understand the equal opportunities policy
  • Application forms  
    Know how to review and check application forms
  • Advertising  
    Learn the best way to create a successful advert for potential candidates 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our most common questions regarding safer recruitment. If you have any more questions, get in touch and we will be happy to help!

What is safer recruitment? Safer recruitment is a set of practices to ensure candidates are suitable for working with children or young people and keep them safe from harm and risks. It is designed to defer unsuitable applicants from applying to the role and protecting children’s welfare.
When does safer recruitment training expire? Safer Recruitment training doesn’t expire, however, it is good to renew your knowledge every year to keep up to date with any changes in legislation or government guidance.
Why is Safer Recruitment important?

Safer recruitment is important because it creates a safe and positive environment to keep children and young people safe from harm and abuse. It is an essential part of safeguarding children in any setting.

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Safer Recruitment Training Course Delivery Methods

Our Safer Recruitment training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 

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Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.

Book A Course Book this online Safer Recruitment training course by calling us or sending us a message.
Login Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.
Complete Course Complete the Safer Recruitment online training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the Safer Recruitment certificate from the portal.

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