Safer Working Practices (Inc. Recruiting Safely and Managing Allegations)

All adults who come into contact with pupils in their work have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. The Children Act 2004, places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people, this includes the need to ensure that all adults who work with, or on behalf of children and young people in these organisations are competent, confident and safe to do so.

In doing this, organisations must understand which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours staff should avoid. Educational settings need to establish a safe culture and effectively use safer working practices to form the basis for their staff code of conduct guidelines, within staff induction, and in how they safely recruit and manage allegations and low level concerns.

This 3-hour virtual session has been developed to ensure DSL’s and Senior Leads and the learning outcomes include:

  • Having a clear understanding of the updated guidance for safer working practice in education
  • The background and context of safer recruitment
  • How to assess and recruit suitable candidates, plus best practice in safer recruitment
  • Managing Allegations Guidance and how to deal with an allegation
  • The process after an allegation has been made
  • Responding to and recording Low-level concerns
  • Knowing what to do if they suspect any breach or risk to child safety

Organisations who work with or on behalf of children and young people need to be vigilant. Robust processes are essential to attract the best staff and deter, reject or detect those who may pose a risk to children or who are unsuited to work with them.

Duration: half_day       Date: 28th September 2022       Start Time: 01:00       End Time: 04:00

Allocation: 15       Remaining allocation: 11

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