"It is vital that governing bodies and proprietors create a culture that safeguards and promotes the welfare of children in their school or college. As part of this culture, it is important that they adopt robust recruitment procedures that deter and prevent people who are unsuitable to work with children from applying for or securing employment, or volunteering opportunities in schools and colleges."
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
Part three of KCSIE covers 'Safer recruitment' and has four sections providing schools and colleges with the legal requirements ‘must do’, what they should do, what is considered best practice and important information about:
i. the recruitment and selection process
ii. pre-appointment and vetting checks, regulated activity and recording of information
iii. other checks that may be necessary for staff, volunteers and others, including the responsibilities on schools and colleges for children in other settings
iv. how to ensure the ongoing safeguarding of children and the legal reporting duties on employers.
Guidance and further information: