All staff appointed to work in school, including work/student placements, have a criminal record search called a DBS check. This search highlights people who have a criminal record or if previous allegations have been made against them. If any member of staff is found to have a criminal record, the appointment is reconsidered by the school with support and advice for the Local Authority.

Key members in school and the governing body, have attended Safer Recruitment training and all appointment panels where the candidates are

external applicants will be attended by at least one appropriately trained member.

Newly appointed staff are given an induction and are familiarised with procedures, policies and safeguarding practices, which affect the health

and safety of all at school, especially the pupils.

All volunteers must have an induction session and also have DBS clearance. For any extended contact with children, when children may be left

alone with an adult or when an adult visitor may be in and around the school building, a full DBS search will be conducted. Visitors who do not yet have clearance will under no circumstances be left along with a child or group of children.

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