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Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers

Course Tutors
Ken Palmer
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Target Audience
Governors / Headteachers / School Business Managers and Bursars / Senior Leadership
target audience
Course Types
Course - Half Day
Course categories
Latest Courses / Governor CPD
Governor Training / Safer Recruitment
Course description

Due to this session being run remotely, it will be run over two morning sessions.  If we are able to run face to face training we will let you know.

The course is accredited and has been produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, a partnership between four organisations with the safety and wellbeing of children at their heart:


  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation

  • The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS)

  • Child Protection in Education (CAPE)

Safer Recruitment workshop content:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding

  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers

  • How abusers operate within organisations

  • Features of a safer recruitment process

  • Planning a safer recruitment process

  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection

  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour

  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance


A standard assessment has been provided to cover the workshop content.  The questions relevant to each session will be delivered at the end of each session, 13 questions in total.


Training objectives


  • will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour

  • will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people

  • will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse

  • will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safe


  • will be safer organisations

  • will comply with government guidance and legislation

Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 21 September 2021
End Date
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Closing Date
Monday 20 September 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Maximum Places
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