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Safer Recruitment


The six-module course covers why safer recruitment is important, what the legislation says about safer recruitment, its impact on the key steps in the recruitment process (including preparation, shortlisting and interviewing, and checking of the selected candidate), and the need for ongoing vigilance in this area.

This course has been developed in line with the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance (written in 2015, updated in 2021), which outlines the legal duties you are obliged to follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The skills and understanding needed to implement safer recruitment processes
  • How to navigate the current recruiting practice in your organisation
  • How to promote a safer culture and recruiting process within your own organisation


  • Why is Safer Recruitment Important?
  • Key Legislation for Schools and Colleges
  • Preparation
  • Shortlisting and Interviewing
  • Checking the Selected Candidate
  • Ongoing Vigilance