Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

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Course Overview

Format
  • Intermediate
  • 2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
Accreditation
  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

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.

You will learn

  • Outline what is meant by safer recruitment and the practices involved
  • Explain how safer recruitment supports effective safeguarding practice, define pre-employment checks (PEC) and who they apply to
  • Identify legislation that underpins safer recruitment, and cases where a safe recruitment process could have prevented abuse
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of candidates
  • Outline the treatment of ex-offenders when working with individuals at risk
  • Know the six NHS employment check standards and their processes
  • Understand the guidance the leads to safer recruitment procedures

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Council Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Nursery Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Head Teachers
  • HR Staff
  • Governing Bodies
  • Governors

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

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    If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    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.

  • Your Certificate

    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.

Volume discounts for teams

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