Safer Recruitment Training in Education Settings and the Wider Workforce

Organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce, you should be trained in safer recruitment practices.

In particular, schools and education settings are becoming increasingly accountable for safeguarding children when recruiting and selecting staff. For maintained schools, it has also been mandatory since January 1, 2010 for any staff appointments to be made by a recruitment panel with at least member trained in safer recruitment.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can offer a range of safer recruitment services:-

In all cases course content includes:

By the end of the courses, participants will have:

Creating safer working environments

We can also provide advice and guidance on how to implement safer working practices, including reviewing child protection policies. Using our knowledge of abuse in the work place, we can help you create an environment that keeps children as safe as possible.

Contact us for more information


Telephone: 01527 406912 asking for the Training Coordinator

Online and other face-to-face training

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is working as part of a consortium with the NSPCC, which can offer online training, CAPE and NASS (National Association of Independent and Non-maintained Special Schools). The content for the e-training course is similar to the face-to-face training, but uses a range of training methods such as teaching pages, film clips, audio recordings, reflective tasks, interactive learning activities and quizzes.

Other training

For information on other training we can offer, visit our training pages.