Safeguarding Policy

Pear Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and candidates to share this commitment. Pear Education strictly adheres to the recruitment and vetting checks that must be made on all people who work with children and young people. These requirements are incorporated into Pear Education’s compliance and vetting procedure as specified by the DfE Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment in Education document. Pear Education also adheres to the specific duties and responsibilities for an employer in relation to barred persons and the sharing of information about individuals to the DBS.

 

Before supply a candidate to a school Pear Education has:

 

1    Undertaken a face to face interview with the applicant

2    Confirmed the true identity in line with acceptable documents by the

Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau)

3    Confirmed the address with an independent documents

4    Confirmed the right to work in the UK

5    Confirmed the authenticity and ownership of all qualifications

6    Confirmed the status for completion of the statutory induction period

7    Confirmed QTS and check for any active restrictions using Employer Access for all teachers (updated annually)

8    Checked the Prohibited list

9    Confirmed Overseas-Trained teacher hold UK NARIC and are equivalent to a British Teaching Degree or a PGCE

10  Obtained an DBS Certificate or verified a valid DBS Certificate online

using the Update Service (updated annually)

11   Update Service (updated annually)

12   Obtained an Overseas Police Check for all candidates from abroad

13   Any worker who will be working with children under eight are asked to

complete a Disqualification by Association form

14   Given applicants the opportunity (both verbally and in writing) to

declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs which have occurred including any that would be regarded as spent subject to filtering

15   Conducted a risk assessment for any applicant with disclosures on the CRB or Overseas Police Check

16   Conducted a Barred List Check on all surnames used (updated annually)

17   Checked they are medically fit to work

18   Received and verified two satisfactory references covering the past 24

months

19   Verified gaps in work history

 

If additional information is shown on the applicant’s DBS or there is an active restriction against the applicant the school will be notified immediately and the additional information will be faxed to a secure number.

 

A copy of all documentation provided by candidates at registration are kept on file and schools are sent the full vetting and compliance clearance ahead of the candidate arriving at school. Should you require copies or clarification on any of the above please contact your consultant.

 

Candidate Expectations

 

Pear Education expects all candidates to fulfil their duty to keep young people safe. At registration candidates are required to agree to our safeguarding procedure and are provided with a copy of our Child Protection Policy which clearly outlines how to ensure a safe environment for children to learn.

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