This is a national course developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium to provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge to effectively recruit paid and unpaid staff in play/childcare settings, in line with current safeguarding legislation and equal opportunity practices.

Course content:

  • Identify the key features of safer recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its’ prompt reporting.
  • Have an assessment of learning from the course.

It is essential that participants complete the whole course. It is not possible to leave early.


Links to the Bristol Standard Dimensions:

  • D6 Observation, Planning and Record Keeping
  • D7 Staffing, Leadership and Management
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • D10 Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Course details

Date:January - course full.
Cost:Free for Bristol-based Ofsted registered childcare workers and Bristol BAND members. £70 all others, 10% discount to non-Bristol BAND member groups.
Venue:BAND Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors:Annie Soffe (Accredited Trainer for Safer Recruitment) & Julie Edwards - BAND Ltd.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee & squash provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Funded by:Bristol Early Years Childcare Service.
Please note:Bookings on booking form only, accompanied by separate cheques for each attendee payable to 'BAND Ltd' please. Places are limited to 15 (2 per setting), so book early!
Closing date:n/a.

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