Guidance - Safer recruitment

PDF Safeguarding Practice Guidance - Safer Recruitment 2016
PDF Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance FAQ
PDF House of Bishops Policy on PTO July 2018
PDF PTO Safer Recuitment Practice Guidance

      For appendices and model recruitment forms please see below:

Word Safer Recruitment - Appendix 3 Model Application Form
Word Safer Recruitment - Appendix 4 Model Reference Form
Word Church of England Confidential Declaration Form Appendix 5  (new guidance)
Word Safer Recruitment for those not eligible for DBS - Declaration of suitability
Word Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders
Word  Parish induction for new volunteers and workers
Word Young Leaders
Word Young Leader Helper consent form

DBS guidance

PDF DBS Flow Chart
PDF Policy and Procedure for dealing with a blemished declaration or DBS 2020
PDF Blemished Disclosure Risk Assessment Form 2020
PDF Update Service and Blemished Disclosures April 2020

New ID Checking Guidelines

Enhanced ID checking guidelines making it more difficult for people to apply for disclosure using a false identity were introduced in summer 2012.  The main changes are that DBS now has three different routes through which applicants can be checked, the second of which will involve an external ID validation and the list of acceptable documents has also been regrouped and reduced.

Please see below for the DBS' latest version of the new guidelines.

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