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Safer Recruitment in Education

Friday 30 Sep 2022


Find out more about virtual attendance

This course has been updated to reflect changes to safer recruitment guidance in KCSiE 2022.
Ensuring your school has strict safer recruitment processes in place is an essential component of safeguarding children. Safer recruitment helps to ensure that the people you hire to work in your educational setting are suitable.

Effective safer recruitment is vitally important to ensure that those who work with children and young people in our education settings are suitable and meet the minimum requirements as set out in statutory guidance. Safer recruitment is one of the key elements in creating and sustaining a safe and positive culture that is supporting by policies, procedures, and effective supervision.

This masterclass will equip you with the tools to establish and maintain a safeguarding culture and ethos. It will help you in identifying, deterring, and rejecting individuals who are deemed to be a risk to the children and young people in your care. It is reflective of current legislation, guidance, best practice, and the requirements of the Ofsted inspection framework.


The Facilitator for this course, Glenys Hurt-Robson MSc, is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer with a creative results-orientated approach. Glenys brings a unique blend of experience and skills with a track record of engaging people and organisations to help them realise their full potential, achieving measurable and realistic outcomes. Glenys has extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding training and organisational development, together with governance and policy development achieved through a diverse career in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She is experienced in operating within complex environments with the ability to quickly engage stakeholders, providing a practical value–based approach to the development of individuals and organisations.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Have a full understanding of the legislation and guidance that underpins safer recruitment procedures.
  • Understand safeguarding in context: who abuses, offending behaviour and how this has shaped safer recruitment procedures.
  • Understand what is involved in planning a safer recruitment campaign.
  • Explore the different strategies and techniques to help you find the right person.
  • Get to grips with the essential elements of an effective induction.
  • Understand the approaches that education settings can take to deter and prevent abuse, and which supports challenge of inappropriate behaviours.
  • Understand the strategies that help develop and sustain a culture of vigilance.

Facilitated by:

Glenys Hurst Robson

Associate Facilitator
The Athena Programme

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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