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Safer Recruitment for Governors

Who should attend:
All Governors

This three-hour summary course provides an overview of the key principles of safer recruitment within the context of child protection and keeping children safe in education. It is intended as either a foundation or refresher course for managers, staff and Governors involved in recruitment.


  • Safer recruitment within the wider context of safeguarding
  • Features of a safer recruitment environment
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

By the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand some of the ways in which offenders behave and operate
  • Identify key features of staff recruitment that maximise opportunity of appointing the most suitable person for the job and 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 implications for recruitment practice within their agency.

Leader(s): David Powell, Safeguarding and GDPR Consultant

Date(s): 15 Jul 2021
Time(s): 18:00 - 21:00
Format: This is a remote training session
You should receive the log-in details in your booking confirmation and they are sent again the day before the session.  Please note that the office closes at 5.15pm so please contact us before then if you need these re-sent.
Provider: Governor Services
Charges: Traded Services -No charge for subscribers to Governance Support & Development Programme.
Non-Member schools and organisations: £180 for 2 hour sessions and £360 for full day sessions

The council is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all. If you have any particular needs (e.g. for access, parking, diet, hearing loop, large print handouts, interpreter, etc), please give details here or telephone to discuss your needs.



Governor Development Programme
Training & Traded Services Team
Office address: 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW
Tel: 020 8359 6306 / 3057
For information regarding course content please contact George Peradigou on 020 8359 7625