This course provides the designated safeguarding officer in recruitment services (or those supporting the DSO) with the additional understanding and skills needed to respond to safeguarding concerns and safer recruitment concerns raised by consultants, clients and candidates; as well as an overview of handling allegations made against staff and candidates.

It explores the role of the DSO in multi-agency responses to safeguarding issues as defined by Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), which sets out arrangements that organisations and agencies should have in place to reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This course is a mandatory requirement for anyone holding the post of DSO and should be refreshed every 2 years.

Each workshop is led by a highly skilled trainer using Zoom Video conferencing, or, in the case of face-to-face training, a one-day training centre based session. 

Aim

  • To provide the designated safeguarding officer with the understanding and skills needed to respond to safeguarding concerns and safer recruitment concerns raised by consultants, clients and candidates.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the Designated Safeguarding Officer’s roles and responsibilities. 
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead in the organisation in which the candidate is being placed.
  • Identify legislation, statutory guidance, policies and procedures which enable the DSO to manage safeguarding and allegations within the agency and within the organisation in which the candidate is placed.
  • Describe key elements of safeguarding and what the DSO’s role is in reporting and responding to concerns raised by the Consultant, Candidate and Client. 
  • Identify effective strategies for working with allegations and complaints. ‚Äč

This course is available as an in-company course or for non-members.

Please contact us to enquire about pricing or to discuss any of your training needs.

This course is part of the APSCo Compliance & Legal Training courses.

 

Course Trainer:
James Upton