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Safeguarding Checks on Staff and Visitors to the School

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

CONFIRMATION OF SAFEGUARDING CHECKS ON STAFF/WORKERS

Southgate School ensures that all relevant pre-employment checks are carried out on employees and workers engaged directly. In particular, the following specific safeguarding checks are carried out:

  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged prior to March 2002 (and with no subsequent change to their employment arrangement requiring a further check) have been subject to a check against List 99; additionally, those appointed between 1989 and March 2002 would have been subject to a satisfactory police check;

  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since March 2002 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. This check included a check against List 99;

  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 12th October 2009 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced CRB check, including a check against List 99/Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Barred List;

  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 1st December 2012 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

  • Unsupervised, regular volunteers are also subject to the above safeguarding checks.

  • Supervised, regular volunteers are subject to the above safeguarding checks, with the current exception of the Children’s Barred List check.

  • All school staff and workers engaged directly are issued with photographic School ID.

  • As appropriate, visitors to the school are asked to provide Photographic ID wherever possible.

  • Third party organisations deploying staff or workers to the school are required to provide confirmation that pre-employment and safeguarding checks relevant to the role have been carried out.