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Safer Recruitment Training FAQs

Ensuring you have completed the correct safer recruitment training and that your certificates are up to date is critical, our FAQs are here to help.

  • How long does a safer recruitment certificate last?

    While there isn’t a set expiry date for a safer recruitment certificate, the general rule is that they should be renewed at least every three years.

  • How many children can one look after?

    Registered child-minders are allowed to look after up to six children under the age of eight. At nurseries, six two-year olds can be looked after by one adult, while four children aged one or under can be looked after by a single carer.

  • How many days would an activity need to be carried out to be considered a regular activity?

    For an activity to be considered regular it needs to be done once a week or more often, or on four or more days in a 30-day period, or overnight in the same establishment.

  • How often should safeguarding training be updated?

    Keeping Children Safe in Education advises that safeguarding training should be conducted at least annually. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is recommended to refresh their own training every two years, as are any deputies.

  • What are the Safer Recruitment guidelines?

    The guidance from the Department for Education is called Keeping Children Safe in Education which is aimed to offer statutory guidelines for schools and colleges when it comes to safeguarding.

  • What is the safer recruitment checklist?

    The Safer Recruitment Checklist is a reference document guiding those involved in recruitment for relevant roles to ensure that each necessary step is covered.