Course Summary

Social care staff and volunteers provide support for the most vulnerable people in society. Social care providers must be able to effectively vet employees and share concerns to fulfil their legal and safeguarding responsibilities and keep vulnerable people safe.

Following the release of the Sharing Effective References and Conduct Information (Better Hiring toolkit) earlier this year, attend Westminster Insight’s online interactive training to develop your knowledge of safer recruitment.

You will gain the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to carry out robust vetting and pre-employment checks. Understand the latest best practice guidance for gathering references and conduct information. Take away guidance on how to share conduct information with DBS and other organisations when necessary, and give references when employees leave.

You will explore what a ‘safeguarding mindset’ looks like and how to embed a culture of safer employment in your organisation. We will cover the whole process of safeguarding in employment – job applications, interviewing, induction, training, ongoing supervision and managing leavers.

Get practical guidance from the creators of the toolkit and learn how to apply the toolkit in your organisation. Dominic Headley, who was involved in its development, will help you develop a recruitment checklist and a personalised toolkit. Participate in small group discussions and reach solutions to current issues faced in social care.