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Safer recruitment certificate

28 August @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Course outline:

This programme is also available on a consultancy basis delivered face to face. 

This Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited training course is the widely accepted UK standard for safer recruitment recognised by the government. Statutory Guidance outlines that at least one member of every appointment panel for roles involving work with children must undertake ‘proper’ safe recruitment training.

The Safer Recruitment Consortium has developed a Safer Recruitment package for the wider children’s workforce (this course) where previously this was solely aimed at those in the education sector. The consortium also reviewed the national safer working practice guidance in 2015 (previously DCSF 2009) to reflect new and emerging professional conduct issues and this was updated again in May 2019 and most recently in February 2022.

This online course is delivered by an approved SRC trainer and includes provision of all SRC participant materials via the accredited online virtual delivery.

Training topics will include:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance.

Learning outcomes:

  • CPD/Certification: All participants will receive an accredited SRC course completion certificate alongside participant guidance handbooks.


  • Trustees, Governors, and Leaders responsible for ensuring safer working cultures and safer recruitment practice
  • Designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL) as well as members of management teams with recruitment responsibilities within education, voluntary and private and third sector organisations
  • HR professionals with responsibility for safer recruitment, adequate induction, and ongoing HR processes
  • Anyone looking to further develop their career where they will be involved in the safer recruitment process

Platform: Zoom (online) – certificate


  • SACPA Member Rate: £215
  • Non-member Rate: £430*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.


Steve Hall

Steve brings over 40 years of experience as a qualified social worker and Service Manager in Social Care for various Local Authorities with a background of Front door services, assessment, Child Protection, care experienced children, Children with Disabilities, and Quality Assurance.

He is an experienced LADO and is the elected Chair of the National LADO Network. Steve is an experienced trainer, providing tailored safeguarding training to a variety of settings. He also provides consultancy, including investigations, safeguarding audits, for a wide range of sectors, including the police, Faith, Sports, Fostering, Education, Early Years and Youth Services


28 August
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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