Safer recruitment training

About this course

For non-education: online and face-to-face training courses 

Are you responsible for selecting and recruiting the right candidates for posts that come into contact with children or young people?

Developed by specialist child protection and human resource safeguarding experts, the NSPCC’s elearning and face-to-face training courses will teach you to how to safely recruit the right staff and volunteers to ensure they are safe to work with children and young people.

If you work in the education or early years’ sector, take our Safer recruitment in education course.


Online training 

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£30 per person
4 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


 Face-to-face training

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£225 per person
1 day training course 

Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Course information

Safer recruitment is an essential part of safeguarding. Whether you’re a commercial business, statutory organisation, voluntary group or recruitment agency, it’s important you have rigorous safer recruitment at the heart of your organisation.

Our online and face-to-face courses cover:

  • developing safer recruitment policies and procedures for your organisation
  • preparing to recruit
  • selecting the right people to interview
  • carrying out thorough background checks
  • responding to concerns identified through background checks and assessing risk
  • responding to inappropriate behaviour and allegations of abuse.

Our safer recruitment courses have been developed in line with current legislation and guidance in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Who should take these courses?

Our safer recruitment courses are suitable for a range of sectors, including:

  • voluntary sector
  • community groups
  • faith organisations
  • social care
  • young people's offending and probation services
  • health sector
  • children's leisure and entertainment
  • services for children with disabilities and special educational needs
  • welfare and family support services
  • youth support organisations
  • commercial organisations and small businesses.

If you work in the education or early years’ sector, take our Safer recruitment in education course.

Benefits of online training

  • CPD certified.
  • Developed in line with current legislation in the UK’s four nations.
  • Covers government guidance relevant to safer recruitment, including Working together to safeguard children.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Complete the course at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Download a personalised certificate of achievement after you’ve completed the course.
  • Includes interactive quizzes, scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 


Online training 

Buy now

£30 per person
4 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


 Benefits of face-to-face training

We run one day classroom based courses around the country.

Through these sessions our specialist child protection and human resource safeguarding experts provide:

  • a structured course
  • direct support and guidance as you learn
  • interactive exercises
  • the opportunity to ask questions (with immediate answers)
  • resources to take home.

Once you've completed the day's session we'll present you with a personalised certificate of achievement.

Other benefits include:

  • Expert trainers: Our courses are all led by specialist child protection and human resource safeguarding experts.
  • Shared learning: You’ll be able to share ideas, experiences and learning with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Dedicated learning space: We host participants in a neutral learning space, so you can learn without distractions.
  • Recent case examples: We relate learning to real-life case examples to help you recognise the impact of recruitment on child protection and safeguarding.

 Face-to-face training

Book now

£225 per person
1 day training course 

Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

Reviews 

"Best training I’ve had in this job."

Safer recruitment face-to-face course participant

"An incredibly useful training session, so much important information to take away and disseminate to the wider team! Thank you."

Safer recruitment face-to-face course participant

"Very comprehensive training, I feel like I have a much broader knowledge of safer recruitment which is the goal I set at the beginning of the course."

Safer recruitment face-to-face course participant

Information and resources

Safer recruitment


Online training 

Buy now

£30 per person
4 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


 Face-to-face training

Book now

£225 per person
1 day training course 

Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.

 


* We received 6,570 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018. 6,494 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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