Upcoming Courses


  •  Monday 5th October (9:30am-5:00pm) – Face to Face at Acorn Training Centre (MK4 4DE)
  • Thursday 19th November (9:30am-5:00pm) – Face to Face at Acorn Training Centre (MK4 4DE)

Online courses:

  • Thursday 10th September (9:30am-5:00pm) – Online via Microsoft Teams
  • Tue 20 & Wed 21 October (6:00pm-9:30pm) – Online via Microsoft Teams
  •  Tuesday 8th December (9:30am-5:00pm) – Online via Microsoft Teams

To book a course, please find the date you desire on our booking page and select 'book now'


This accredited course is endorsed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium. There should be at least one person on a recruitment panel who has undertaken this course.


  • To enable those with responsibility for recruiting staff within their own agency to understand the context of safer recruitment, establish a safer recruitment process and maintain an ongoing culture of vigilance that deters and prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour.

Please note there is a competency test at the end of this training.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:-

  • Gain the skills to deliver safer recruitment to their own agency
  • 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
  • Begin to review their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer 

This training must be renewed every 5 years

Who should attend?

Anyone who has responsibility for recruiting staff who work with children or young people


Acorn Training Centre, 6 Wimborne Crescent, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DE