Safer Recruitment


A live, online, multi-agency course for managers and staff with a particular responsibility for recruiting paid and voluntary workers into positions which have contact with children and young people and / or their carers.
The course will be delivered over two half-day sessions. Delegates must attend both sessions.

Practitioners will learn how to undertake the recruitment process safely with regards to child protection. Please note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection, but rather on how to make those processes safer.

This course is written by The Safer Recruitment Consortium and contains a multiple choice assessment and therefore participants must attend both half day sessions.

Learning outcomes:

Based on an understanding of offender behaviour to:

  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer


Participants must have completed Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People (or their in-house equivalent) before they can access this training. 

Please note

This course is aimed at the wider children's workforce (non-education). For Education specific Safer Recruitment training visit the Leeds For Learning website.

Dates available

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There is a charge for all private organisation for attendance and non-attendance to training. Third Sector / not-for-profit agencies who have an annual turnover of more than £250k will be charged £50.

LSCP partner agencies, or Third Sector / not-for-profit agencies who have an annual turnover of less than £250k (voluntary, community, faith) will be exempt from charges to attend learning events.  With the exemption of non-attendance as stated below.

All delegates from any agency will be charged £50 for non-attendance at the live session, so you will need to provide billing details when you register for the course.

For further information see our Charging Policy.

Delivery method

This session will be delivered on live Zoom from 09:00 - 13:00 and participants will need to attend the full session in a private space with no distractions. This is a 2-part course and participants must attend both parts in order to complete the course.

This is an interactive session and in order for participants to fully engage with the session we ask that the training is accessed via a laptop or PC only (no mobile phones or tablets). 

Delegates videos and microphones should be switched on throughout the session. Only one delegate per device and if accessing in the same room as a colleague please ensure headsets are used. 

Further information is available in the LSCP Live Online Training Guide. If you foresee difficulties with these instructions, please first speak to your line manager or internal IT services and if needed contact the LSCP Training team to discuss on

To secure your place on this training course please complete the booking form.

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