EYC training - safer recruitment elearning
This is an elearning course, which can be started at anytime.
This EduCare programme is written by the NSPCC and looks at what you need to do to ensure you protect children and young people from unsuitable people who might apply to join your organisation.
There are four learning modules which will take you through the recruitment process from planning prior to recruitment, to maintaining awareness and vigilance once the new recruit is a member of your organisation.
Module one: Preparing to recruit This module outlines the context behind the need for organisations to employ safer recruitment practices. It examines what a safer recruitment process is and covers the steps that you should take when preparing to recruit, including defining the role, providing information packs, application forms versus CVs, designing an application form and planning the selection process.
Module two: Selecting the right people This module details what a safer selection process looks like and explores the key elements, including short-listing, interviewing, choosing between selection tools and planning the assessment criteria.
Module three: Vetting checks This module covers what you need to know about vetting checks and the legal situation including criminal record checks. There is a section on overseas applicants, the necessity of taking up references, looking at qualifications and identity documents, as well as self- disclosure.
Module four: Maintaining vigilance This module looks at the importance of ongoing awareness and vigilance once the person you have recruited is in place. It covers induction and probationary periods, ongoing training and appraisal, supervision and management and codes of conduct. There is also a section on whistleblowing and promoting an open culture.
Approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish.
What level / who should do this training?
Specialist - For managers, supervisors, committee members, trustees – any person involved in the recruitment process. A limit of one person per setting. This elearning is only available to Ofsted regsitered childcare providers in Brighton & Hove. Unfortunately we cannot provide this for schools or providers outside of the city.
Cost and application
There is no charge for this e-learning course. In the event of a practitioner failing a module, a resit charge of £7.50 will apply, to enable them to retake the module and complete the course.
Once your application has been received, you will be contacted with log-in details to enable you to access the e-learning course and complete at a pace and time that suits you.