Safer recruitment training

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Price

From £35 to £225

Format
Online / Face-to-face
Duration

4 hours (online)

1-day (face-to-face) 

Training to safely recruit the right staff and volunteers to ensure they are safe to work with children and young people

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 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.

Work in education?

See our Safer recruitment in education training course.

What will I learn?

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.

Choose how you want to learn

We offer a range of learning styles. Take your training anytime and anywhere with our elearning course, remotely from the comfort of your own home or office with our live virtual training sessions via Zoom (currently available for our courses covering England legislation) or in-person on location in a dedicated learning space. 

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Covers government guidance relevant to safer recruitment, including Working together to safeguard children.
  • Choose your training style: elearning, live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • 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.
99%
of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning
* We received 20,806 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. 20,511 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Your learning options

All NSPCC Learning courses are up-to-date with the latest information about legislation, guidance and best practice and provide a certificate of achievement.

And it doesn't stop there. As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Elearning benefits

  • Developed in line with current legislation in the UK's four nations – and regularly updated with changes.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and as many times as you like within one year.
  • Includes film interviews with experts, quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding.
  • Each section takes around 30-45 minutes to complete and is followed by a set of questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Purchasing courses on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.

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Live virtual training benefits 

Our live virtual training sessions are currently available for our courses covering England legislation. 

Benefits include: 

  • Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Receive real-time feedback.
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
  • No travel costs.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.

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Face-to-face training benefits

  • Delivered by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Learn in a dedicated learning space, without distractions.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.

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Who are these courses for?

Safer recruitment in non-education settings

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.

Safer recruitment in education

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

Technical requirements

Technical requirements for elearning

Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.

This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices

Having trouble with the course?

Try:

  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies (essential cookies are required for the purposes of undertaking our elearning)
  • turning off private browsing
  • permitting access to videos on Vimeo
  • setting the following web domain to ‘trusted’: https://mylearning.nspcc.org.uk

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

Technical requirements for live virtual training on Zoom

We use Zoom Pro to deliver our live virtual training.

  • You’ll need to sign up to Zoom and agree to the Zoom Privacy Notice in order to attend virtual training.
  • No confidential or sensitive data should be shared during the virtual event.
  • In order to take your training securely and for the best possible experience please use Zoom version 5.0 or above.
  • We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course. Prior to the event, you can test your internet connection at https://zoom.us/test
  • Your trainer will contact you prior to your training date with details of how to login on the day of your session and setting up Zoom. You can also visit the Zoom website for technical support.

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 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 training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

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Our online course covers legislation in all four nations.

QuantityPrice
1-9£35.00
10-49£31.50
50-99£29.75
100-999£28.00
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Book onto live virtual and face-to-face training

We deliver our face-to-face training courses on location and virtually via Zoom.

Use our drop down list to choose a location and date and be taken through to our booking form.

“It has refreshed my knowledge and understanding. The structure is clear and easy to follow. I also like the fact that you can do it at your own pace - revisiting slides if needed.”



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