This course was commissioned by the DfES and developed by NCSL in response to recommendation 16 of the Bichard Inquiry report (published June 2004), which relates to training for Head Teachers and School Governors to ensure that interviews to appoint staff reflect the importance of safeguarding children. The guidance applies to independent and maintained schools. From January 2010 every Head Teacher/Principal and a Governor must have completed the training and every interview panel must now include at least one person that has passed the safer recruitment assessment.
We recognise that it is not always viable for Head Teachers/Principals and Chair of Governing Bodies to be present at all interview panels. The Education & Early Years Safeguarding Team offer the accredited course for other members of staff involved in recruitment, for example School Bursar, Deputy Head Teachers, Head of Department etc. The one day course will include the Safer Recruitment Consortium Assessment. Therefore participants must complete the full assessment to successfully pass the course.
- Identify key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
- Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
- Begin to review their own organisation's policies and practices with a view to making them safe.
The cost of this training is £95.00 per delegate. If for any reason you are unable to attend please give at least 5 working days' notice of cancellation, or the full fee will become payable. Non-attendance will also incur the full fee. Please let us know if you have any special requirements. In the event of any problem please contact Eileen Murray on 0113 378 5046.
Any member of school staff or Governors involved in the recruitment process.