The need for Safer Recruitment was illustrated by the Soham case and the findings and recommendations contained in Sir Michael Bichard’s report into that case (2004). Many of the same issues were addressed in Sir Norman Warner’s 1992 report Choosing with Care which examined recruitment and selection in residential children’s homes.
This workshop aims to:
Give participants an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
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
Explore the elements that contribute to an ongoing culture of vigilance
Help participants begin to review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer
Aimed at: Staff involved in recruiting staff in schools, academies and colleges. This will likely include teachers, headteachers, governors or HR staff.