Safer Recruitment

Safer Recruitment


This course is designed for senior managers who oversee staff recruitment. The course provides all attendees with the skills and information necessary to safely recruit staff members and minimise and potential threats being introduced in to the workplace.

The course will cover:


  • Preparing to recruit: need for organisations to employ safer recruitment practices. It examines what a safer recruitment process is and covers the steps that you should take when preparing to recruit, including defining the role, providing information packs, application forms versus CVs and planning the selection process.

  • Selecting the right people: what a safer selection process looks like and it explores the key elements, including short-listing, interviewing, choosing between selection tools and planning the assessment criteria.

  • Vetting checks: what you need to know about vetting checks and the legal situation, including criminal record checks and the organisations that provide them. The necessity of taking up references, looking at qualifications and identity documents, as well as self- disclosure.

  • Changes to the “Disqualification by association” regulations and which agencies will be impacted by the changes.

  • Maintaining vigilance: the importance of ongoing awareness and vigilance once the person you have recruited is in place. It covers induction and probationary periods, ongoing training and appraisal, supervision and management and codes of conduct. There is also a section on whistleblowing and promoting an open culture.