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Raising Hands


SSHR delivers an in-depth, full-day training course on how to create a robust recruitment, selection and pre-employment vetting process to minimise the risks of appointing anyone who is unsuitable to work with children.

This programme is designed for any school leaders, managers or governors who are likely to be involved in recruiting staff or volunteers to work in a school setting.

The training equips delegates to ensure that all adults who work regularly in a school setting, whether as employees, volunteers or other contracted workers, have been subject to a careful selection and vetting process, to ensure that they are suitable to work with children.

Having completed this one-day training programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the scale of child abuse, looking at national statistics

  • Understand some common features of abuser motivation and behaviour, and how to use the recruitment process to deter and prevent unsuitable candidates from being appointed to work in schools;

  • Identify the features of a safer recruitment process;

  • Develop an action plan to put in place at their own school in order to ensure that robust safer recruitment processes are in place.

  • Understand the need for an ongoing culture of vigilance in schools, in order to identify and appropriately challenge inappropriate behaviours towards children.

Sarah Smith is an experienced Safer Recruitment trainer, accredited by the Lucy Faithful Foundation (part of the Safer Recruitment Consortium) 

Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate for their CPD record.

Contact SSHR today for a quote to deliver this as a full-day face-to-face training course at your location (min. 6 delegates) or as two half-days of live, virtual training.

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