All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of a basic DBS check as a minimum requirement. Where identified as necessary for relevant roles, an Enhanced DBS Check or Security Vetting will be undertaken. The level of check to be undertaken will be outlined in the advertised job description.
Regardless of the level of check undertaken, selected applicants will not be permitted to commence in the role until satisfactory results of the check have been received and evidence provided.
Safer recruitment is a set of practices to help ensure employees and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. These practices will ensure that staff and volunteers are recruited safely and fairly and that the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults is being considered at every stage of the recruitment process.
For any role where the incumbent may work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Service will ensure that a fair and structured process is followed to minimise the risk of appointing someone unsuitable to the role.
The Service is fully compliant with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 when making decisions around the recruitment and retention of staff.