Safer recruitment is designed to help those who are responsible for hiring anyone who works with children, to identify and deter or reject individuals who are deemed to be at risk of abusing children.
It’s crucial that all employers have a recruitment policy in place that takes into account safer recruitment best practices and considerations. This course covers key topics including: advertising, application forms, selecting candidates for interview based on the information they have presented, and post-interview checks before making an offer of employment.
Recruitment of staff is now a complex process and there are many issues that need to be considered to ensure safe and successful recruitment, to reduce in turn the risk of harm, abuse and neglect of adults and children.
This course is a set of safe principles covering the essentials areas of safer recruitment including:
This course includes case examples, and challenges to help professionals check their knowledge and apply it into everyday working life. This course is suitable for people working in roles in HR and those involved in recruitment of staff.
Having a greater understanding of safer recruitment best practices are crucial for anyone who work in an environment where children and young people or vulnerable adults are present. It is very important that extra care is taken to ensure people are safe to work in such environment when recruiting or managing new members of staff. Safer recruitment is design for the safeguarding children and young people - also ensure that the staff follow a clear code of conduct and mitigate inappropriate behaviours in new staff members.
At the end of the course there will be a multiple-choice quiz testing your knowledge of the topic. Following the successful completion of the course you will receive a digital certificate, which you can download or print. We recommend that you keep these for your records.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced, you do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout.
This course is suitable for anybody involved in the recruitment of people who will work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.