Safer Recruitment Accreditation or Safer Working Practices/Allegations Management

What is Safer Recruitment Accreditation? 

Safer Recruitment Training - The updated guidance KCSiE, (Sept 2019)  maintains the requirement for governing bodies of schools to ensure that at least one person on any appointment panel has undertaken safer recruitment training. At least one member of the recruitment panel must undertake safer recruitment training which no longer needs to be provided by a person approved by the Secretary of State.  Schools may choose appropriate training and may take advice from their LSCE in doing so.   

How do I get Safer Recruitment Accreditation? 

GSCP provides Safer Recruitment training via our MeLearning platform.  To access our course library please follow the link to the GSCE Training Platform

Safer Working Practice and Allegations Management course 

Details to follow in due course.

This is a new course that we have developed that will:- 

 1) Provide delegates with the tools and understanding to ensure a safe working culture for children and staff.  

 2) Provide information on practical steps for both employers and employees (including volunteers) to avoid Allegations being made.  

 3) Explore effective policy writing to support a safer Working culture.  

 4) Explain the Allegations Management process and how to support it should an allegation be made.  

Please Note: 

 If you would prefer to buy Safer Recruitment Training from elsewhere the GSCP has ratified (June 2014) the below minimum standards the training should cover:- 

  •  Identification of the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Consideration of Policies and Practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt recording.
  • Tasks that assist participants in beginning to review their own and the organisation's policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer.
  • A model of offending behaviour and how this fits with recruitment.
  • Implications for recruitment and selection and creating a safer environment in organisations.
  • What to do when things go wrong and an allegation of abuse is made against an existing member of staff or volunteer. 

 Please look carefully to ensure training will meet these requirements. 

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