ID verification for safer recruitment and to prevent other criminal activities is an essential responsibility in schools. Dave Verma offers some quick advice

According to the saying, you are only as strong as your weakest link. While this is a something of a cliché, it pertains very accurately to the sphere of safeguarding.

I have had the dubious honour of investigating far too many cases where the ID verification phase of recruitment has completely failed and bad things have happened as a result. This motivated me to develop some “to the point” training for people in HR and anyone else who might check IDs as part of their responsibilities.

While delegates might often be nominated for my training and turn up with the same nonchalant expressions one would expect for any corporate training, this soon changes after the first 15 minutes.

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