Information and guidance on best practice for a safer working environment within schools and educational settings.
Information in this section will help schools and educational settings with the information that is required and will help you think about how you adopt, review and revise policies, procedures and guidance to ensure the best practice.
It's vital that a culture of safe recruitment involves creating and sustaining a safer working environment. This has become a critical issue in all schools and settings where staff are in contact with children and vulnerable young adults. Processes should exist to protect children and vulnerable young adults and must include all those professionals working in those settings. You must demonstrate how you are working safely, openly and with transparency. All those when in contact with children should be seen to be acting as outstanding role models.
Schools in Derbyshire must have:
Please also see the Human Resources pages for further information on what policies are offered, including Single Central Record and latest updates.
Training on Safer Recruitment can be found on Services 4 Schools Training pages and also at NSPCC online training.
There are also a number of useful additional links you can refer to regarding:
HR and payroll services offered to schools and academies, with documents and useful links. To see the newest and most recently updated pages, please view the important reading section of this page.
The Safer Recruitment Consortium's guidance provides simple but detailed and practical advice to support staff in schools and colleges in their safeguarding responsibilities.
Derby City and Derbyshire have guidance and procedures if a person's behaviour at work, home or online, causes concerns about their suitability to work or volunteer with children or young people.
Guidance for schools, colleges and educational providers in Derbyshire, on managing child protection/welfare records which includes record keeping, conferences transfer, storage and retention.
Advice on licensing children to work in certain types of performance or activity in England.
Domestic abuse notifications to schools.
Guidance on the safe use of changing facilities in schools.
Guidance for the designated teacher responsible for looked after children in schools.
Model safeguarding policies for schools to use and link to schools' health and safety information.
Guidance on school complaints.
Advice for school and college staff on when it is appropriate to contact the police.
Guidance to support schools and colleges at a time when young carers become a 'legal entity' for the first time.
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