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All adults who work in the school must have completed a satisfactory DBS check before commencing employment.
An enhanced DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is a checking service used to verify the past history and criminal background of an employee, potential employee or a volunteer within situations such as the training, care or supervision of children under 18 years of age or vulnerable adults within care homes, nurseries, schools, children homes, or within activities such as brownies, guides or scouts. This ‘enhanced’ check is also required for employment in statutory sectors such as gaming or lottery licences.
An enhanced DBS check provides a level of checking that is higher than that provided by a statutory DBS check as it includes a check on police records for relevant information and may even include additional information which will be disclosed to a counter signatory and not be revealed to the DBS check applicant.
We carry out an enhanced DBS check on all parent helpers. If you would like to volunteer to help, the school office will send you a link to the DBS check via email. We also ask parents to sign and return to say they have read the school’s ‘Information and Code of Conduct for Volunteers’ and agree to abide by the Code of Safe Conduct therein.
The welfare and safety of children who attend our school is our paramount concern. We will promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do. We recognise that our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. We understand our responsibilities set out under section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and the Statutory DfE Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education April 2014’ to work together in partnership with other agencies to help children to grow up in a healthy and safe environment.
Child Protection Policy is available under our policies section