Safer Recruitment in Education Training

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training for Schools and Colleges DSL Training for Schools and Colleges Having a safe recruitment process is vital to keeping children safe. This Safer Recruitment Training for Schools and Colleges course is delivered to meet requirements set out by The Lucy Faithful Foundation and delivered by an accredited trainer.

If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce, it is recommended that you are trained in safer recruitment practices.  In particular, schools and education settings are becoming increasingly accountable for safeguarding children when recruiting and selecting staff. For maintained schools, it has also been mandatory since January 1, 2010 for any staff appointments to be made by a recruitment panel with at least one member trained in safer recruitment.

This safer recruitment course has been developed in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance for England ‘Working together to safeguard children’ and with ‘Keeping children safe in education’.

Safer Recruitment for Schools and Colleges course content

Participants gain the skills they need to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of their recruitment decisions. By the end of our one day course, participants will have:

  • Identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Begun to review their own organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safe

Safer Recruitment Training for Schools and Colleges:

This course gives participants the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for head teachers, safeguarding staff, school governors and all others in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.

Course cost: £60 per person (one day)

Maximum of 18 delegates per course. This course runs through the day but is not catered in some locations, look out for details of catering or dietary requirements in your confirmation so you’re not left hungry!

Call us to book this course or find out more information on 01527 452430.


Course locations: our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver this course at our satellite centres in Worcester & Kidderminster in Worcestershire, as well as delivering directly with locations in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

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Did you know that this safer recruitment training course can also be customised to your settings requirements? Visit our bespoke courses page for more information.

To book this Safer Recruitment Training for schools training course please call us on 01527 452430 or click here.