Recruitment (v)

Safer recruitment practices and procedures should be at the centre of an international schools’ safeguarding practices: through planning, shortlisting, assessment, vetting, induction and rigorous probation periods. All of this should be embedded in your safer recruitment policy and underpinned by your safeguarding and child protection policy. 

How then do you recruit the very best staff? Professional recruitment led by trained, informed and experienced staff is the way to ensure that those candidates selected are of the best caliber and reach the highest of safeguarding standards.

Start your preparation on this topic by looking at the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP): ‘Recommended Screening & Assessment Practices for the International School Recruitment’. 

Safeguarding supervision – a new resource from Supervision in School

Supervision in School, recognise that effective supervision is needed now more than ever as DSL workloads increase and schools return to normal. Achieving this need involves offering a reflective supervision programme that takes a systemic approach, acknowledges current legislation and recognised standards for supervision.

The engaging, facilitated sessions use high-quality, pre-recorded videos to take you through a step-by-step reflective process exploring six critical areas: attendance; mental health; contextual safeguarding/ peer on peer abuse; partnerships; domestic abuse; and record keeping. Sessions explore your strategic approach alongside individual cases.

To ensure a strengthened whole school system, the programme includes DSL wellbeing, mentoring and skills for safeguarding for all staff.

Overview of the programme here

Virtual NOVA Community Crisis Response Team Training

Virtual NOVA Community Crisis Response Team Training (Basic) on Zoom. Inspirational three-day training event from Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 July 2021: Relevant to school counsellors, senior leaders and others with an interest in crisis response. ‘School crisis, transportation accidents, suicide, earthquakes, tsunamis can happen anytime to anyone. When crisis occurs, individuals and the communities in which they live are changed forever. This training will prepare participants and their organisations to respond to the emotional aftermath of crisis, whether few or many are involved.’ Upon successful completion, a certificate of completion will be issued by National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), USA. 

Interested in attending, or for further information, follow the link here.