Specific Safer Recruitment training and assessment were developed in light of some of the recommendations of the Bichard report. It is mandatory that no interview panel be convened without at least one panel member having been trained in safer recruitment practices. To become accredited, you need to have undertaken training and completed the Safer Recruitment Assessment. You will then receive your accreditation certificate, which can then become part of your evidence of the safer recruitment practices within your school.
For other safeguarding training in schools, e.g. CPLO and whole-staff training, please see the Safeguarding Unit's training pages, particularly the Training Pathway document. www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/schoolsandcolleges/safeguarding-children-in-education.htm.
You can become accredited in Safer Recruitment in two ways:
Please see our training pages for more information on this route.
It is expected that staff re-take safer recruitment training every five years to ensure that they are up-to-date. The initial training is a full-day session, but half-day refresher training, for those who have already undertaken the full-day course, is available from September 2013. This will include an element of pre-reading.
You can undertake the DfE on-line training, completing the assessment at the end of the training. Please note this training can take around five or six hours in total. Please note that you will need to apply for a logon (if you do not already have one) and that if you wish to be formally accredited and obtain a certificate you will need to undertake the assessment under your own logon.
For more information on this route and to access the training, please see the DfE website: http://www.education.gov.uk/e-learning/login/index.php