Herts for Learning Online
:: Safer Recruitment ::
This nationally accredited 'All Day Safer Recruitment Training Session' is suitable for governors and staff of schools and academies - please check costs below.

This is suitable for those who have had no previous training.
If you have attended Safer Recruitment training within the past 5 years there is a separate 'Refresher' course for those who wish to update their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure).

The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004).
The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School.
The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained.
This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.


Delegates will gain:
  • an understanding of the safer recruitment process
  • recognition as a safer recruiter
  • certificate to confirm 5 year accreditation as a safer recruiter.
    Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation


The session will:
  • raise awareness of the Bichard Inquiry Report and the safer recruitment framework
  • look at data and trends in schools'/academies' incidents of abuse
  • look at safer recruitment processes and policies
  • provide an opportunity to got through the recruitment process.

School Governance

Governors of schools that are subscribers to Governor Training: £100 per delegate
Staff members of subscribing schools / all from non-subscribing schools: £180.00 per delegate (prices exclude VAT).

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-course reading material is sent to all delegates in preparation for this session so please book early to ensure you have time to read the documents thoroughly.

Lunch is included so please advise if you have any food allergies.

Online bookings for school governors can be made below. Non-school Govs should email governance@hertsforlearning.co.uk with your name, school / academy, position at school / academy and details of the course you wish to attend.

Cancellation of this training event requires 16 working days' notice before a 50% cancellation charge and if we are notified within 5 working days of the course there is a 100% cancellation charge. To cancel please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk (cancellations will not be received by phone) otherwise the full cost of attendance to the training is applicable (see above)

Prices are exclusive of VAT.

 :: Current Courses :: 
Town/Venue Dates Time Course Code Availability
Stevenage, Hertfordshire Development Centre Tue 07 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Waiting List
Hemel Hempstead, South Hill Centre Wed 26 Jun 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Spaces Available

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