Safer recruitment in education - online course Online safeguarding training to help you recruit staff or volunteers in schools, academies or colleges

Gain the safeguarding skills you need to better protect children while recruiting staff and volunteers to roles in education.

Our online training course was developed in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance.

Safer recruitment in education course

£30 per person

Approximately 4 hour online training course

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About this course

Developed in line with the Department for Education’s Keeping children safe in education guidance (2016), this training course follows the safeguarding framework for England.

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn about:

  • preparing to recruit
  • selecting the right people
  • assessing the risk
  • how to remain vigilant
  • recognising different types of abuse
  • inappropriate behaviour and unsafe practice
  • how to develop appropriate policies and procedures for your organisation.

How the course works

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film and audio clips
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes
  • downloadable PDF resources.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Safer recruitment in education is a course for staff recruiting in schools, academies and colleges. 

We recommend that those taking this course should have previously attended some child protection training so that they have an up-to-date understanding of child protection and safeguarding. An example of a suitable course is our Child protection in schools online course.

People who would benefit from taking this course include:

  • teachers
  • head teachers
  • governors
  • HR staff

Our online training should run in most web browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Please note: our courses are not compatible with Mozilla Firefox.  Unfortunately our courses are also not currently compatible with iPads and other tablet and mobile devices.

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Accreditation for Continuing
Professional Development

Our child protection and safeguarding training courses are CPD certified and delivered by experienced professionals.

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