Safer Recruitment for
Schools and Colleges Course (Online)

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"The modules were excellent, and my expectations were exceeded. I can't recommend Graffham enough."

Bancroft's School
Woodford, UK

"All knowledge was up to date and very informative. I have gained a better understanding of Safeguarding & Child Protection."

City of London School for Girls
London, UK
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Senior Safeguarding trainer, Louise Douglas BA (Hons), MA, Chartered FCIPD, MCIPR Director, Graffham Consulting Ltd

"All sessions were excellent, and the training was so good, personable, informative, helpful & engaging. I have learnt so much from the course, thank you."

Bishop's Stortford College
Bishop's Stortford, UK

"My knowledge was refreshed, with lots of practical information which I found very useful."

Haberdashers' Girls' School
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- Internet access required - This is an online course

A note from the Development Director

My name is Andy Douglas, and I am the co-founder of Graffham Consulting Ltd. Since 2007, we have focused on providing Safeguarding training and have had the honour of collaborating with numerous independent and state schools both in the UK and internationally. Our goal is to empower you with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in your Safeguarding role, whether in a school setting, after-school club, sports foundation, NHS, or any other context where you work with children. I trust that you will find our online Safer Recruitment course valuable. Warm regards, Andy

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  • 1xSafer Recruitment for Schools and Colleges Course (Online)£50

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Course Type: Online training

Course Duration: 2 hours

Accredited: Yes, CPD-Certified

Certificate Awarded: Yes

Certificate Valid for: 1 year (Best practice)

Who is this course for?

An essential course for staff that are involved in the interview process at school or college, including HR, senior teams and governors

Course based on
This course is based on the Department for Education document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' 2020. This is statutory guidance in England 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' should be read in conjunction with 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' 2018
Course Outline


Background to safeguarding and child protection


Safer recruitment: wider context


Safer recruitment: processes and tools


Safeguarding culture

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Test and Certificate

Short multi-choice test

CPD-Certified certificate awarded (Emailed to you)

Essential for those involved in the interview process at school or college
Aims and Objectives

To enable you to:

Understand the background to safer recruitment

Understand how to deter unsuitable people from gaining access to the environment

Use robust policies and systems to prevent unsuitable individuals from entering the workforce and to minimise opportunities for abuse within the setting

.Ensure strong safeguarding practice enables prompt reporting of concerns

Consider how robust policy and practice development can help create a safeguarding culture