Safer Recruitment is a statutory duty for all schools to undertake when recruiting new members of staff. It is in place to make certain that anyone who works with children is suitable and not a risk and that those who might be, or are barred from working with children, are deterred from applying or rejected from the process. This is in place to ensure the welfare of the children. We make certain that all interviews are held with at least one member of the panel having been Safer Recruitment trained.
Throughout the process of appointing a member of staff, from advert to interview, safer recruitment procedures are followed. For example, when shortlisting, we ensure that at least 2 members of staff are part of the process; we always make certain that any gaps in employment history on application forms are checked and explained; we always make certain that their references are appropriate for the role and we always require an Enhanced DBS certificate for all staff.
Further information can be found in our policy below.