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Safer Recruitment Training

All organisations in England that work with or provide services for children and families have a duty to protect their welfare. Staff and volunteers must be recruited following ‘safer recruitment’ procedures, to ensure, as far as possible, that they are suitable to work with children. Ofsted inspectors look for evidence of this.

Training for education and early years settings in Oxfordshire

For information on ‘safer recruitment’ training for schools in Oxfordshire please see the Training, designated lead forums and conference tab of the Schools Safeguarding website.

To book this training, please complete the attached Safer Recruitment Costings & Booking Forms and mail to:

For information on ‘safer recruitment’ training for early years settings in Oxfordshire please see Oxfordshire CPD online

NSPCC training for non-education: online and face-to-face training courses

Developed by specialist child protection and human resource safeguarding experts, the NSPCC’s elearning and face-to-face training courses will teach you to how to safely recruit the right staff and volunteers to ensure they are safe to work with children and young people. NSPCC safer recruitment courses are suitable for a range of sectors, including:

  • voluntary sector
  • community groups
  • faith organisations
  • social care
  • young people’s offending and probation services
  • health sector
  • children’s leisure and entertainment
  • services for children with disabilities and special educational needs
  • welfare and family support services
  • youth support organisations
  • commercial organisations and small businesses.

Online training 

Face-to-face training

Call 0116 234 7246 or email  if you have any questions.