Safer recruitment is just one aspect of your wider safeguarding duties. Find out more about your board’s safeguarding responsibilities.
Make sure safer recruitment procedures are in place
While you’ll delegate the operational tasks to your school or trust leaders, your board’s still responsible for making sure they follow safer recruitment procedures.
What can we delegate to operational leaders?
Maintained schools: you can delegate almost all of your functions related to staff employment to your school leaders. But in terms of recruitment, you must make sure there are enough people interviewing an applicant who have completed safer recruitment training (more on this below). This task can't be delegated.
Academies: you can decide what functions you delegate, but you must record them in your scheme of delegation.
This is explained on pages 89 and 90 of the Governance Handbook.
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