Safer Recruitment


A live, online, multi-agency course for managers and staff with a particular responsibility for recruiting paid and voluntary workers into positions which have contact with children and young people and / or their carers.
The course will be delivered over two half-day sessions. Delegates must attend both sessions.

Practitioners will learn how to undertake the recruitment process safely with regards to child protection. Please note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection, but rather on how to make those processes safer.

This course is written by The Safer Recruitment Consortium and contains a multiple choice assessment and therefore participants must attend both half day sessions

Learning Outcomes:

Based on an understanding of offender behaviour to:

  • Identify the 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 and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer


Please Note

This course is aimed at the wider children's workforce (non-education). For Education specific Safer Recruitment training visit the Leeds For Learning website.



Participants must have completed Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People  (or their in-house equivalent) before they can access this training.


Dates Available

  • Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th July 2021 - 9:00 - 13:00 - THIS COURSE IS FULL
  • Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st July 2021 - 9:00 - 13:00

(Delegates must attend both sessions. Once you have applied for the 20th you are automatically added onto the 21st)


This training is free to LSCP partner agencies who contribute to the training pool and Third Sector / not-for profit agencies who have an annual turnover of less than £250k.

The charge for all those who do not fit into the aforementioned categories and all private organisations will be £50.

All delegates from any agency will be charged £50 for non-attendance at the live session. We will therefore require billing details from all delegates registering for the course.

For further information see our Charging Policy


Delivery Method

This session will be delivered on live Zoom from 09:00 - 12:30 and participants will need to attend the full session in a private space with no distractions. This is a 2-part course and participants must attend both parts in order to complete the course.

This is an interactive session and in order for participants to fully engage with the session we ask that the training is accessed via a laptop or PC only (no mobile phones or tablets) and that delegates’ videos and microphones are switched on throughout the session. Only one delegate per device and if accessing in the same room as a colleague please ensure headsets are used. Further information is available in the ‘LSCP Live Online Training Delegates Guide’.

If you foresee difficulties with this please first speak to your line manager and if needed contact the LSCP Training team to discuss on


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