Course Detail

Early Years Safer Recruitment

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Course code
EL 16/013 

An introduction to safer recruitment for staff in early years settings responsible for recruitment.

Please note once enrolment of the course has been authorised by your CPD leader and the EYCC CPD team, your setting will be invoiced. Access to the course will be valid for 12 months from the date of enrolment. 

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This eLearning course is not designed for mobile devices.

It is recommended this course is accessed via a computer with good Wi-Fi access. 

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Full Description

This eLearning course aims to give participants an understanding of the principles of Safer Recruitment and to recognise why this is important with regards to the safeguarding and welfare of children. 


This course will also give participants an overview of safer recruitment processes in relation to best practice.

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On completing this course participants should be able to:


  • Describe the definition of safeguarding and be able to identify the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early years foundation stages (EYFS).
  • Implement effective recruitment policies and procedures.
  • Recognise the importance of enhanced DBS checks and in seeking appropriate references.
  • Recognise the links between safer recruitment, effective induction and regular supervision [Performance Management].


Early Years and Childcare 
Early Years and Childcare - Leadership and management
Early Years and Childcare - Safeguarding 
Target Audience
Early Years 
Estimated Duration
45 minutes