Safer Recruitment

Tatham Fells CE (VC) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

The Governing Body of the school will:

  • ensure the school has effective policies and procedures in place for the safe and fair recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers in accordance with Department for Education guidance and legal requirements.
  • monitor the school’s compliance with DfE guidance and legal requirements.
  • ensure that appropriate staff and governors have completed safer recruitment training.

The Headteacher will:

  • ensure that the school operates safe and fair recruitment and selection procedures which are regularly monitored, reviewed and up-dated to reflect any changes to legislation and statutory guidance.
  • ensure that all appropriate checks have been carried out on staff and volunteers in the school.
  • monitor any contractors’ and agencies’ compliance with the policy.
  • promote the safety and well-being of children and young people at every stage of this process.

Mrs Helen Wilkinson (Chair of Governors) attended a full day of Safer Recruitment training led by the Safer Recruitment Consortium in 2020. Mrs Fiona Ip (Headteacher) completed Safer Recruitment training on 29th January 2021.

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Tatham Fells CE Primary School, Lowgill, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 8RA