This course is suitable for all early years workers who are involved in the recruitment of the workforce. It is essential that they have a thorough knowledge of child protection and safeguarding in relation to safer recruitment.

Keeping children and young people safe should be a priority for everyone in Early Years. In order to do this effectively all managers and leaders must understand their role in safeguarding children and young people from harm and should be confident and competent in doing so.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework states that people looking after children are suitable to fulfil the requirements of their roles. Providers must have effective systems in place to ensure this.

This course provides a reminder of ways in which early years managers and leaders can identify concerns during recruitment and how they should respond.