Safer Recruitment in Education

  • Date/Time

    21st Nov
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location

    Floor 2, 1 Market Street
    Bingley
    BD16 2HP

Details

Safer recruitment is one of the most important aspects of protecting and safeguarding the children in your care. The governing body of a maintained school must ensure when appointing a member of the school workforce, that at least one member of the appointment panel has undertaken appropriate training in how to take proper account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when recruiting staff. Keeping Children Safe in Education states: it is good practice for appointment panels of academy schools to be appropriately trained. Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage states: providers must ensure that people looking after children are suitable to fulfill the requirements of their roles, have effective systems in place to ensure that practitioners, and any other person who is likely to have regular contact with children (including those living or working on the premises) are suitable.

Safer recruitment is not just about carrying out a DBS check prior to staff starting. Effective safer recruitment practices are critical when recruiting staff or volunteers in helping to minimise the risk of allowing a person who is unsuitable to work with children. Needless to say the consequences of inadequately trained practitioners, ineffective safeguarding policies and procedures can be devastating for all involved.

This interactive workshop has been developed in accordance with statutory legislation: Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and the latest Department for Education: Staffing and employment advice for schools (2018). It will take you through the necessary steps required to ensure the people working with children in your educational setting are safe to do so.

Timing: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Following the training attendees will be required to complete an Online Training Assessment to demonstrate their understanding of their role and responsibilities.

All attendees successfully achieving an 80% pass rate will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Light refreshments provided.

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