Statement of Commitment to Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults through safer recruitment practices
Learning4life-GY is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Safer recruitment of staff is central to this commitment. We ensure that our recruitment policies and practices are robust, and that our selection procedures prevent unsuitable people from gaining access to children, young people and vulnerable adults. All adults who work with or on behalf of children and young people in these organisations must be competent, confident and safe to do so.
All individuals working with learners at Learning4life-GY should be aware of and share the commitment to safeguard and in promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
This commitment is expressed through the following requirements:
Failure to adhere to the following requirements means that an applicant will not be successful in being recruited as a staff member at Learning4life-GY:
- Applicants for all relevant posts which involve work with children and young people or vulnerable adults will be required to undertake a DBS check if an offer of employment is made and will not be able to take up post until a satisfactory check has been received.
- Applicants are required, when completing an application for a post within these services, to supply full education and employment history since leaving secondary school, with explanations for any gaps
- An applicant’s personal commitment to safeguarding children, young people, or vulnerable adults will be explored through the interview process.
- Successful applicants must show proof of identity, qualifications, along with various other pre-employment clearances before a firm offer of employment is made.
- Prior to taking up post, applicants will be expected to sign the School’s Code of Conduct, which commits them to upholding the highest standards in education, both in the way they undertake their professional duties, and in their personal conduct.
Failure to adhere to the following requirements may result in dismissal.
- To participate in induction processes, professional supervision and annual appraisal, where the employee’s ability to safeguard children, young people or vulnerable adults through professional involvement and personal conduct will be guided and assessed.
- To undertake mandatory training, including child protection as appropriate to their duties.
- To familiarise themselves with all relevant policies and procedures, produced by the school or by North East Lincolnshire Council, including procedures for managing allegations against staff.