Safer Recruitment Training

This online Safer Recruitment Training course covers creating effective selection processes, conducting interviews, performing comprehensive pre and post-appointment checks and understanding relevant legislation and policies to meet safer recruitment best practices.

This training course is suitable for hiring staff in any type of organisation that works with or supports children, young people and adults at risk. If you work in an educational setting, such as a school, then you may prefer to choose our online Safer Recruitment in Education course.

Available entirely online

Takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete

Written for hiring staff that deal with recruitment in organisations that deal with vulnerable individuals

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£25.00 + VAT


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What you will Learn

Recognise the importance of safer recruitment.

Knowing your legal responsibilities in safer recruitment.

Planning and executing a safer recruitment strategy.

Determining key elements of a safer recruitment application pack.

Using advertising tactics to attract suitable applicants.

Valuing the importance of vetting and comprehending its various components.

Learning to source reliable references.

Continuing safer recruitment measures after hiring.

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Course Content

This module explores the importance of safer recruitment in protecting vulnerable individuals, illustrated by a case study on the risks of neglecting these processes. You'll learn its significance and the laws that govern it.

This module covers the recruitment process, key elements of job application packs, the significance of references and how to spot red flags in them.

This module teaches how to evaluate application packs, select top candidates, properly obtain references, handle self-disclosure forms and efficiently shortlist candidates for interviews.

This module focuses on preparing for and conducting effective interviews, including using various questioning techniques, listening strategies and professionally conducting interviews.

In this module, you'll learn how to choose and thoroughly vet a candidate for employment, including conducting necessary checks for regulated positions like DBS verification and professional status review.

This module focuses on maintaining safer recruitment practices post-hire, covering induction training, supervision of new staff and volunteers and managing and reporting any issues with newly appointed employees.

Schools Trust Us

5 star review

"I found the course engaging and not at all difficult to understand. Practical aspects, such as logging-on and resumption were perfectly straightforward. Thank you for presenting this difficult subject in a calm and measured way."

Barbara Hart, Victoria Park Infant School

5 star review

"The Safeguarding in Education course provided a vast amount of information and advice to enable me to feel more confident and knowledgeable about this subject when I am teaching or working in an educational establishment. It was easy to use with the ability to revisit previous pages if more clarification was needed. I recommend this course."

Amanda Moretta, Levenshulme High School


  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time – no need for staff to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Cheaper than face-to-face training
  • No need to take time out of work to undertake training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Downloadable Excel reports so you can monitor completion
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Provides information, scenarios and downloads specific to any sector.

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