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Following a sold out session in November 2021, a new training date has been added for the Lucy Faithfull accredited Safer Recruitment Training.

NEW DATE ADDED - PACT HR accredited Safer Recruitment Training

Published: 3rd November 2021

“The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 and the Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2007 require governing bodies of maintained schools and management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs) to ensure that at least one of the persons who conducts an interview has completed safer recruitment training. Governing bodies of maintained schools and management committees of PRUs may choose appropriate training and may take advice from the safeguarding partners in doing so.”

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021)

Following the removal of DfE approved safer recruitment training in 2013, professionals from a range of backgrounds were brought together to update the training and ensure its continuing relevance and availability. From this group, a Safer Recruitment Consortium was formed; made up of NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, NASS and CAPE.

Paula Dodd, HR Business Partner with PACT HR is an accredited trainer with Lucy Faithfull Foundation and delivers our one-day Safer Recruitment course. The course is suitable for all members of staff involved at any stage in the Safer Recruitment of staff, volunteers, contractors and freelance workers 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 and maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

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Bespoke Safer Recruitment Training

PACT HR also offers the one-day course on your site and can break the training up into two shorter sessions if required, tailored to fit around for example, a school day or inset day.

Cost: £900 + VAT & travel expenses (maximum 15 delegates).

To find out more or book a bespoke training session, contact

Last Updated: 3rd November 2021