Organisations that provide services to children are required to incorporate into their recruitment and selection procedures measures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or otherwise be unsuited to work with them.
Making safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children an integral part of human resources management in organisations that work with children is an essential part of creating safe environments.
Following the 2004 Bichard Inquiry Report there are legal duties on schools, FE colleges and a wide range of partner organisations to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
For schools, Bichard specifically recommended that:
This virtual safer recruitment event on Microsoft Teams aims to give participants an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour and identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of potential offenders. The workshop will explore policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting and help to create a safe and vigilant organisational culture.
Please note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection.
Based on an understanding of offender behaviour, we want participants to:
The charge for attendance is £100 per person for all schools and non-PCC participants.
Participants will be issued with a certificate upon successful completion of a short assessment.
Please note that this course will be run virtually. You will receive joining instructions, with a reading exercise and Teams link, two weeks prior to the event.
How to book: reserve a space via Portsmouth Learning Gateway or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require further information about this training or have any questions, please email Vincent.
Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your manager's authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.