ecp training courses for professionals - child protection
TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS | courses for individuals | WIDER WORKFORCE

safer recruitment

Course Outline

It is crucial to create a culture of safer recruitment that includes the implementation of a recruitment procedure to help eliminate or identify people who might pose a safeguarding or welfare threat. Within the Children’s Act 2004 the expectation is that provisions fulfil their statutory safeguarding obligations to keep children safe, of which Safer Recruitment is an integral part.

Our courses are delivered by an accredited trainer from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, which is certificated and covers:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

Target Audience

All professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding / and those involved in the recruitment process of staff working with children and families.


Dates

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd November
9:00am – 12:30pm


Thursday 17th & Friday 18th March 2022
9am - 12.30pm


FAQs

I don’t know if ‘wider workforce’ is the right training portfolio, how will this training be most appropriate to my organisation?

ECP tailors it’s content to different types of organisations and sectors. Our ‘wider workforce’ portfolio refers to many different sectors including charities, sports providers, children’s homes, and many more. ECP will always create bespoke content relevant to your setting to ensure you have the best experience when you train with us.

Please contact us via email or phone to have a chat with us about what your organisation does and we will make sure we include the relevant aspects within the training you book.


What level training is this course?

Since the implementation of Safeguarding Partnerships, most sectors have moved away from using the term ‘levels’. The expectation is that you will undertake training which is relevant to the role you take in the organisation. This course is certified by the Safer Recruitment Consortium.


What is the difference between face-to-face and live virtual training options?

As far as possible, our Safer Recruitment training is as close to being the same regardless of delivery method as they can be! All the required content is covered to the highest standard, and we aim to keep as much interaction and engagement in all of our sessions as we do in our face-to-face training.

Face-to-face is our preferred method of training, but we know this is not always possible so have made our live virtual courses available so you don’t have to miss out on being able to access our courses.


Do I need to this training for my role?

This training is a statutory requirement for a minimum of one member of your recruitment panel to complete. There is no renewal requirement for this training qualification, however best practice is that it is renewed every 2 years.


Will I receive a Certificate?

You will receive a PDF certificate for attending our training sessions. Safer Recruitment Training with ECP is CPD certified for you and your School’s single central training record. You need to ensure you are available and engaged for the full duration of the training session in order to receive your certificate.


How far in advance can I book the training?

You can book your training as far in advance as you like! Some times of the year are especially busy (E.G inset days) so we advise you book up to a year or more in advance, especially if there is a specific date and time you would like to secure. If you know your training will be up for renewal the sooner you get the training date confirmed the more likely ECP will have availability to deliver your training.


How many people can attend the training?

Our face-to-face training numbers vary from course to course, and also take into consideration the size of the space we will be delivering the training in. The size of groups can vary from as small as 2 delegates to large groups of 20+.

Our virtual delivery of Safer Recruitment training has no minimum number of attendees, maximum number of attendees is 25.


How do I book this training?

Our training is booked using the online booking form via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on the Course tab of this page. Once completed, you will receive confirmation that your form has been submitted, then you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Bookings are not confirmed until you have received this as we may have questions we need to ask you or the date you request may not be available.

If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01707 808340 or via the chat function on the website.

All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve dates, so by completing the booking form quickly you are most likely to get your preferred date.


What information will I need in order to make a booking?

To complete our booking form, we will need to know how many delegates will be accessing the training, which date you would like the training to be delivered, and invoicing details of how payment will be made.

Once the booking form is submitted, we will contact you if we have any further questions.

Reviews

The whole course was excellent and that Nicole is a fantastic trainer. I have had the privilege to attend a previous course with her which was also excellent. She nails it every time! I learnt a huge amount and was given a vast amount to think about to help to improve our procedures.
- Aylesbury High School delegate



ECP will send you an email with the relevant links to each session to be shared with participants. Participants will then be able to register themselves for their session.

You can view our joining instructions below:

Participants will have access to their allocated session, for a set time period, where they can access the content when they wish.

All courses have specific dates and times which participants must attend. Courses that are 6 hours in duration will be delivered in 2 x 3-hour sessions.
Questions can be submitted during the recorded webinar. All questions will then be collated and a written response created at the end of the webinar period. This will be made available to you the following week.

Live sessions have interactive elements which include voting in polls, audio interaction, raising hands and opportunities for Q & A.
Yes - The sessions are closed sessions. Participants will be informed when registering whether or not webcam and microphone access is required for their specific course. The data collated from participants is their first name, surname, role title and email address – unless additional data is requested by the client. A disclaimer is provided, and data will be deleted once shared with you.
Attendee report - including engagement data.
Q & A report from recorded sessions - which will be sent to you the following week for you to cascade.
Feedback Report – a survey completed after the session.
Post course handouts – sent out to every attendee.