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Dartmoor TSA
Okehampton College, Mill Road
Event Tutors
Jane Lake
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Target Audiences
Assistant Heads, Chairs of Governors, Clerks to the Governors, Deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Governors, Headteachers/Principals, Leaders/Managers, Middle Leaders, School Business Managers, Senior Leaders, Trustees
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Event Types
Training Course
Event categories
Teaching and Learning / Leadership
Safeguarding/Child Protection
Event description
Safer recruitment training became a statutory requirement for Head teachers and at least one member of every appointment panel in schools in response to the Bichard Inquiry (Soham). Originally overseen by the NCSL (National College of School Leadership) and then CWDC (Children's Workforce Development Council) the content was prescribed and the course could only be delivered by trainers that had undertaken specific training to be 'accredited' by the Secretary of State for Education.

Keeping children safe in education (DfE 2021) makes clear that at least one member of every appointment panel must undertake 'proper' safe recruitment training. In addition, the DfE recognised that the training was highly valued by local authorities, LSCBs and school & college staff alike.

Who Should Attend?.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is an integral part of the HR management in all education establishments including Headteachers / Deputy Headteachers/ Teachers / Foundation Stage Practitioners / Governors / Post - 16 / Senior Leaders/Managers / Support Staff / Teachers / Youth Workers/business managers.

Course Content

Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding

·         Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers

·         How abusers operate within organisations

·         Features of a safer recruitment process

·         Planning a safer recruitment process

·         Making the right decisions: interview and selection

·         Setting acceptable standards of behaviour

·         Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance


Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, group exercises, case studies and discussion.

 Course Venue
Room 912 | Skills Centre| Okehampton College

About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Director of Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the  Education Safeguarding Officer for Babock LDP. She has over 20 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years.

Course Fee
TSSW Members £80 per delegate | Other Colleagues £95 per delegate. 
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Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 28 January 2021
End Date
Thursday 28 January 2021
Closing Date
Tuesday 26 January 2021
09:00 - 15:30
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