'Safer Recruitment for Members of Appointment Panels'  (accredited course)

23 May 2017
central London

If your organisation recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce staff should be trained in safer recruitment practices. The Independent Schools Inspectorate and Ofsted recommend that schools ensure that sufficient relevant staff are trained in safer recruitment processes.

We recognise that schools and education settings are becoming increasingly accountable for safeguarding children when recruiting and selecting staff. This accredited training supports schools to effectively discharge their responsibilities for safer recruitment.

Course Outcomes: Participants will:

  • Explore how to meet current expectations in relation to the appointment of staff
  • Learn about how perpetrators operate and what this means for recruitment practice
  • Gain an awareness of how to explore with candidates their suitability for work in education settings where safeguarding is an issue
  • Develop an understanding of how to maintain anti-discrimination and equal opportunities when appointing staff
  • Consider how to develop and maintain a safer working culture

This course is ideal for all those working in the Education sector, particularly Designated Leads and Senior Staff and any others involved in the recruitment process.

This event is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, the nationally recognised body in this sector. Attending delegates are assessed throughout the session and all those that pass will receive an accredited certificate of completion after the event. Due to this process the event is slightly longer that our usual events, delegates must be present for the entire session. Registration is at 8.45 for a 9.00 start and the course will conclude by 16.30.

Course facilitators

Helen Elliott

Was the Manager of Barnet Safeguarding Children Board and worked extensively with local schools, she has also contributed to national and London policy and procedures.

Helen has had a significant role developing and delivering training and support in safeguarding and child protection for partners, including schools and early years’ settings. She also provides consultancy and advice to help schools develop or review safeguarding practice, policy and procedures

Tony Lampert

Is a professional HR practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 30 years’ experience working in senior positions within the public sector. This includes 2 years’ operating as Head of HR for a Local Authority and over 10 years supporting Schools and the Children’s Service in a Senior HR Business Partner role, leading on recruitment and selection campaigns and applying creative HR solutions to organisational issues.

Over the past five years most of the HR support Tony has offered has been related to the education sector, conducting investigations, delivering HR related training around Safer Recruitment and the Single Central Record and auditing HR processes.

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