The safe recruitment of staff in schools is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in education. Penwortham Girls’ High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The purpose of this policy is to set out the minimum requirements of a recruitment process that aims to:
· attract the best possible applicants to vacancies;
· deter prospective applicants who are unsuitable for work with children or young people;
· identify and reject applicants who are unsuitable for work with children and young people.
This policy is based on the guidance given in the document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2021 and LCC Safer Recruitment protocols. This policy is reviewed by the governing body on an annual basis.