Safer Recruitment 

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Local Safeguarding Boards have a responsibility to ensure that agencies named under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 have safer recruitment practices in place. This module will assist those involved in recruitment, ensuring they meet these requirements.

The module considers statistics relating to safer recruitment; statistics are important as they simplify the size of the problem. It also considers the background to the introduction of the more robust safer recruitment processes, which followed the Bichard Inquiry, and looked at the recruitment of Ian Huntley in the Soham case.

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

  • Develop the skills and understanding needed to put in place safer recruitment processes
  • Check current practice in your organisation
  • Provide understanding of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Vetting and Barring Scheme
  • Promote a safer culture within your organisation
  • Raise your awareness about abuse and abusers


Lesson Plan


  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Recruitment Process
  • The Vetting and Barring Scheme



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

The target audience is anybody involved in the recruitment of people who will work with children.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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