Safer Recruitment for School Managers
THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR GOVERNORS - please search "Safer Recruitment - A Strategic Overview"
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children starts with ensuring that staff and volunteers in education settings are selected and vetted in line with statutory requirements intended to robustly assess their suitability to work with children and young people. This workshop is aimed at all those with a responsibility for recruitment, including those who may be shortlisting and interviewing staff as well as those responsible for undertaking vetting checks. Whilst the focus is predominantly on safer recruitment, we also consider the employment law context and best practice principles in selection and appointment to ensure a broader understanding of the risks associated with getting the process wrong. Although there is certain minimum content to be covered, there is an opportunity to focus in on particular areas of the process according to delegates’ roles.
Undertaking this training meets the requirements of the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for at least one panel member who conducts an interview in a maintained school to have undertaken safer recruitment training.