Safer Recruitment

A one day, 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.

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

This course contains a multiple choice assessment and therefore participants must attend the whole day – participants arriving late will be turned away

Candidates should have attended the Introduction to Working Together or their own in-house introduction training.

Training Objectives


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
  • Help participants begin to review their policies and practice in recruitment with a view to creating a safer culture


Session times:




Tuesday 11th December 2018

This course is full

09:00 - 16:30

This course is full

Thursday 28th February 2019

09:00 - 16:30

Monday 25th March 2019

09:00 - 16:30

To register for this course please click here and complete the online booking form.

Please note a cost may incur for this course. For further information see our “How to apply for training” page.

Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of a place before attending a course.