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Safer recruitment

Recruitment is the first step in ensuring that you appoint a suitable person with the right skills and approach for the role. Regard must be paid to safer recruitment which is about making sure that people who work with children or vulnerable adults, or those that have access to information relating to their care or education, are suitable to do so.

To ensure your setting is up to date with safeguarding practice throughout the recruitment process, we recommend that:

  • You undertake our Safer Recruitment eLearning course. This course is being reviewed. We will relaunch it on our new booking system in the autumn term 2019. More information will be available here soon.
  • Everyone undertakes the free online Safeguarding eLearning Module (Level 1)

Disclosure and Barring service

An enhanced criminal records disclosure using the Children Barred List with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check must be obtained for all adults who work with the children, or in the same part of the premises whilst the children are present.

The DBS provides a searchable list of the umbrella bodies who process DBS checks for childcare providers. If an individual is registered with the DBS Update Service employers can instead obtain permission from the individual to view their original DBS check and carry out an instant free online check on the Update Service of any new information relating to the individual’s record. 

Please visit our Safeguarding section for more safeguarding information.