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Safer Recruitment

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On average this
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Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 58 interactive screens with multiple components. You do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours
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This Safer Recruitment course teaches key points to protecting children in care. The module considers statistics relating to safer recruitment, the background to the introduction of the more robust safer recruitment processes, which followed the Bichard Inquiry, which looked at the recruitment of Ian Huntley in the Soham case.

This course covers the legal requirement relevant to anybody involved in the recruitment of people who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Know the background behind safer recruitment
  • Recognise relevant legislation and guidance
  • Understand safer recruitment practice
  • Be able to assess and recruit suitable candidates

You will cover relevant legislation, including:

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

When you've completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your Virtual College certificate.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

This module will provide staff with important knowledge on how to keep children safe.

The subjects covered in this module include:

  • Introduction
    • Soham timeline
    • Recruitment - Pre-2004
    • Bichard Inquiry
    • Legislation ad guidance
  • Legislation and Guidance
    • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA 2006)
    • Clarifications to the SVGA 2006
    • SVGA 2006
    • SVGA 2006 Vetting and Barring Scheme - continuing arrangements
    • New vetting criminal records ad barring service
    • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA 2012)
    • SVGA 2006 and PoFA 2012 - relationship
  • Safer recruitment - from September 2012
    • The new criminal records and barring scheme (PoFA 2012)
    • A new definition of regulated activity
    • Repeal of 'controlled activity'
    • Repeal of registration and continuous monitoring
    • Repeal of additional information
    • Minimum age for DBS checks
    • More rigorous relevancy test
    • Recruiters
  • Best practice for safer recruitment
    • Recruiters
    • Guidance notes
    • Job and person specifications
    • Equal opportunities policy
    • Application forms
    • Advertising for candidates
    • References
    • Checks before interview
    • Candidate shortlist
    • Interviewing the selected candidate
    • Conditional offer of employment
    • Induction, training and supervision of new staff

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anybody involved in the recruitment of people who will work with children.

Duration

It is estimated that this module will take approximately Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 58 interactive screens with multiple components. You do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


What our customers have said

Clear & easy to understand. Not too wordy
13/04/2016 LG
I Liked that it was split into easily manageable sections and could take a break when necessary.
27/03/2016 SW
It was very easy to use and the course content and information provided was very clear.
15/02/2016 JB
Being able to click for further information rather than having slide after slide - it felt more interactive
11/01/2016 KS
Very easy to follow. I liked the little tasks within the training modules
05/11/2015 JS
The ability to go back and re-read sections.
05/11/2015 SW
The progress bars are useful in giving you an indication of how much you have completed/left to do
04/11/2015 NA
Clear and easy to follow. Liked being able to have sound and large print graphics.
03/11/2015 KR
I like that the videos talked you through the information and that it was a little interactive too
DS 04/08/2015
Very easy to use and navigate. I like that you can complete sections and go back to it rather than have to complete all of the training in one go. Very handy when you have a busy work and home schedule
JJ 22/07/2015
Easy to use and easy to read the information provided. Information is summarised for easy reading and understanding
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Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@ukvirtual-college.co.uk, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-885095.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 58 interactive screens with multiple components. You do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours.

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