Safer Recruitment Training

Tuesday 21st March 2017, Outwood Conference Centre, Outwood Academy Adwick

9.00am – 3.30pm

Experience over many years shows that it is important for organisations that provide services to children to incorporate into their recruitment and selection procedures, measures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to work with them.

Making safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children an integral part of human resources (HR) management in organisations that work with children is an essential part of creating safe environments.

The safer recruitment workshop builds on those reports and recommendations. It aims to:

• give participants an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
• identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
• consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
• help participants begin to review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them ‘safer’

The course is licenced by the National College for School Leadership and all delegates will received a graded certificate based on an assessment carried out at the end of the session.

Session Facilitator: Katy Bradford

As part of the Trust’s Executive Team as Chief Operating Officer, Katy leads the business support functions of the Trust and business management at an academy level. Prior roles include Director of Human Resources and Business Manager within the Outwood Grange Family of Schools and along with education human resources for over 10 years for local authority and further education. Katy recently gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education and is CIPD qualified.

Throughout her career, Katy has supported schools to address their staffing structures and also the performance management of staff. Creating efficient but effective teams and staffing structures within schools has enabled them, in some cases, to save millions of pounds per year on their staffing budgets whilst also improving standards. Alongside these structures there must also be support and development for staff using performance management to affect change, improve the quality of learning and teaching and address underperformance.

Katy is also qualified to deliver Safer Recruitment training on behalf of the National College.

Cost and How to Book

For non-OGAT staff, the cost for this event is £75.

Lunch is provided.

To book your place, please email or use the online booking form below.

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Outwood Institute of Education: Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an event the following charges will apply:

Notice Period% Charge
Less than 7 days prior to the event100%
Less than 14 days prior to the event75%
Less than 28 days prior to the event50%

Cancellation more than 28 days prior to the event will be refundable. If you are able to send another colleague in your place, we will transfer the booking to a colleague with no administration charge.