Safer recruitment is a term used when recruiting volunteers and staff to help you discourage people with a potential to cause harm.
It means you must take all reasonable steps to make sure that those you recruit into your organisation are suitable and appropriate.
It refers to a set of practices set out in government guidance that you need to use for all roles if you are delivering activity for children or adults at risk.
The principles are useful for everyone.
We haven’t included this statement to scare you, what we are asking for is that clubs are doing everything they can to ensure that volunteers are suitable and appropriate.
To ensure that you are recruiting safely it is key to ensure that your club look into the following areas.
8.Once in Post
Safe Recruitment policy
Whilst we appreciate that this can appear to be a time-consuming piece of work, once you have organised a recruitment strategy you will then be able to use it each time, the procedure should then become embedded within the clubs day to day running.