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Introduction to Safer Recruitment


All children and vulnerable adults deserve to be safeguarded against exploitation and exposure to things that could harm them, like abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of any kind. The 1st step towards creating an environment in which everyone is safe is ensuring that the people who are recruited to work with and care for them are both suitable and qualified to do so.

Ensuring that recruitment processes are robust enough to deter and prevent unsuitable candidates from being put in positions whereby they could cause harm helps protect vulnerable people. Failure to do so not only puts vulnerable people at risk, it can also cause great damage to the reputation of organisations.

Outline Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the main principles of safer recruitment and how they contribute to safeguarding, in line with statutory guidance
  • Define the different levels of criminal record check available to prevent unsuitable applicants from being appointed to work with vulnerable people
  • Identify the requirements of a safer recruitment policy statement to clarify recruitment procedures designed to safeguard vulnerable adults and children

Why take this course?

If you work with children or vulnerable adults, you have a duty of care to safeguard them against harm of any kind. Making sure your organisation embeds safer recruitment principles at every step of the process will help you to contribute to an environment in which the safety of vulnerable people is always a priority