Safer Recruitment Training

Special Interest Course

15 February 2018

From 09:00 - 16:00

20 places remaining

This is a one day course designed by the National College of School Leadership following the recommendations made from the Bichard Inquiry 2004 (following the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman).

The course is split into two sections with the morning session focusing on offender behaviour and developing a safer culture within the workplace and the pm session focusing on safeguarding within the recruitment process.

The course must be attended in full as there is an assessment at the end of both the morning and afternoon session. All participants completing the assessment will receive a certificate reflecting this.

Target Audience: Groups 6-8

The course is aimed at all practitioners who are involved in the recruitment of people to work (paid or unpaid) with children and young people.

This course is now mandatory training for schools following recommendations 16 & 17 of the Bichard Inquiry.

Recommendation 16

Head Teachers and school governors should receive training on how to ensure that interviews to appoint staff reflect the importance of safeguarding children. This recommendation has now been made mandatory by Government

Recommendation 17

From a date to be agreed, no interview panel to appoint staff working in schools should be convened without at least one member being properly trained.

Course Content

This course contains some PowerPoint presentation(s), group work, audio transcript and case studies, in particular it covers:

  • Scale of abuse.
  • Characteristics of offender behaviour.
  • Transcript of offender.
  • Developing safe practices – an ongoing culture of vigilance.
  • Action planning - a safer recruitment process, advertisement, application, references and short listing.
  • Making the right decisions, planning interviews with a safeguarding remit and ensuring pre-employment checks.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • An understanding of offender behaviour.
  • Awareness of the key features of staff recruitment that help to deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Considered relevant policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
  • Considered your own organisations’ policies and practices with a view to making them safer.
  • Developed confidence that you will be more able to practice safer recruitment.
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Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training


Learn more about TSCB minimum standards...

TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual