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 3rd March 2020

This course is full

09:00 - 16:30

This course is fulll

Tuesday 9th June 2020

9:00 - 16:30

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

The LSCP 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. There will be a charge for all Private organisations. All delegates will be charged £50 for non-attendance.

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.