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Safer recruitment

Recruitment to safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The recruitment process

To protect children and adults, our recruitment process complies with the Bichard enquiry 2004, DCSF guidance on safeguarding children 2007 and direction from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

DBS is responsible for criminal records checking and vetting candidates.

It is an offence to offer employment for certain posts that involve working with children of vulnerable adults. It is also an offence to apply for a role working with children if someone is knowingly disqualified.

Candidates must provide:

  • identity documents, like birth certificate or passport
  • proof of qualifications
  • employment history
  • two written references
  • details of any criminal convictions
  • satisfactory DBS check

An offer of employment is only made after satisfactory DBS verification and employment checks.

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