Local Safeguarding Boards have a responsibility to ensure that agencies named under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 have safer recruitment practices in place. This module will assist those involved in recruitment, ensuring they meet these requirements.
The module considers statistics relating to safer recruitment; statistics are important as they simplify the size of the problem. It also considers the background to the introduction of the more robust safer recruitment processes, which followed the Bichard Inquiry, and looked at the recruitment of Ian Huntley in the Soham case.
On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:
- Develop the skills and understanding needed to put in place safer recruitment processes
- Check current practice in your organisation
- Provide understanding of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Vetting and Barring Scheme
- Promote a safer culture within your organisation
- Raise your awareness about abuse and abusers
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Keeping Children Safe
- Recruitment Process
- The Vetting and Barring Scheme
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
The target audience is anybody involved in the recruitment of people who will work with children.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
How it Works
This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.
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