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Safer Recruitment

St Oswald’s C.E. Primary school creates a culture of safe recruitment and, as part of that, adopts the LA Recruitment and Selection Policy that helps deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children from working in any capacity at, or visiting the school.

Staff and Governors who are part of the recruitment process undertake Safer recruitment training.

This is based on checks and evidence such as:

Criminal record checks (DBS) checks for staff and volunteers that engage in regulated activity.

Barred List checks

Teacher Prohibition checks

References, employment history and interview information

Professional Qualification Evidence

Identity verification (e.g.) Passport, driving license, Birth certificate, address confirmation

Mental and physical fitness to carry out their work (interview & preemployment declaration of health)

Right to work un the UK verification

Schools  keep a Single Central Record (SCR) as a register of information of all the above checks on staff and volunteers. This document is scrutinised & checked during an OFSTED inspection.

Contractors, Coaches and other visitors on the school site are checked according to the level of contact (unsupervised, supervised) contact with children.

All Governors are required to undertake a DBS check.