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Toolkits and policies

Toolkits and policies

Recruitment of ex-offenders

BCC Example Policy for the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders October 17


Safer recruitment toolkit

The safer recruitment toolkit is based on statutory guidance. It has been developed to support headteachers through all safeguarding aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that this document is currently being revised to include updated legislation.

Safer recruitment toolkit


Safer recruitment training

Since 1st January 2010, it has been a statutory requirement that at least one person on all school interview panels has been NSCL/CWDC accredited in Safer Recruitment Training.

This training and accreditation are available online from the CWDC (Children’s Workforce Development Council).

Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges ( 


Guidance for safer working practice

Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings (October 2015)(


BCC sample policy on secure storage DBS Certificates

BCC sample policy on secure storage DBS certificates July 2018


Other guidance

Safeguarding Code of Conduct October 2017

BCC Confidentiality Statement

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