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Safer Recruitment Accreditation or Safer Working Practices/Allegations Management

What is Safer Recruitment Accreditation? 

 Safer Recruitment Training - The updated guidance KCSiE, (Sept 2016)  maintains the requirement for governing bodies of schools to ensure that at least one person on any appointment panel has undertaken safer recruitment training. At least one member of the recruitment panel must undertake safer recruitment training which no longer need's to be provided by a person approved by the Secretary of State.  Schools may choose appropriate training and may take advice from their LSCB in doing so.   

How do I get Safer Recruitment Accreditation? 

 GSCB provides Safer Recruitment training delivered by accredited trainers.  To attend one of the training sessions please ensure that you have completed and returned the Safer Recruitment booking form that can be found in the adjacent 'Download' panel or at the bottom of this page.  

What are the dates for the half-day GSCB Safer Recruitment course? 

  • Monday 18th June 2018 (FULL)
  • Monday 15th October 2018 (am - available)
  • Friday 25th January 2019 (am - available)
  • Monday 25th March 2019 (am - available)
  • Friday 21st June 2019 (am - available) 

  Training sessions are from 09:00 to 12:30 

  The cost of this course is £60 per delegate and includes comprehensive resource pack & certificate. 


Safer Working Practice and Allegations Management course 

 This is a new course that we are developing that will aim:- 

 1) To provide delegates with the tools and understanding to ensure a safe working culture for children and staff.  

 2) To provide information on practical steps for both employers and employees (including volunteers) to avoid Allegations being made.  

 3) To explore effective policy writing to support a safer Working culture.  

 4) To explain the Allegations Management process and how to support it should an allegation be made.  

The cost of this course is £60 per delegate and includes resource pack & certificate. 




What are the dates for the half-day GSCB Safer Working Practice/Allegations Management course? 

  • Monday 18th June 2018 (pm - available)
  • Monday 15th October 2018 (pm - available)
  • Friday 25th January 2019 (pm - available)
  • Monday 25th March 2019 (pm - available)
  • Friday 21st June 2019 (pm - available) 

   Where are these training courses held? 

      Kingsholm Rugby Stadium, Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3AX  

How do I book on to the Safer Recruitment/Safer Working Practice courses? 

 Please download and complete the Safer Recruitment/Safer Working Practice Booking Form  

Please Note: 

 If you would prefer to buy Safer Recruitment Training from elsewhere the GSCB has ratified (June 2014) the below minimum standards the training should cover:- 

  •  Identification of the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Consideration of Policies and Practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt recording.
  • Tasks that assist participants in beginning to review their own and the organisation's policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer.
  • A model of offending behaviour and how this fits with recruitment.
  • Implications for recruitment and selection and creating a safer environment in organisations.
  • What to do when things go wrong and an allegation of abuse is made against an existing member of staff or volunteer. 

 Please look carefully to ensure training will meet these requirements. 

On-line training is now available through the NSPCC at a cost of £30 per delegate. For further information please visit: NSPCC Safer Recruitment e-learning 





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