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Staff vetting

We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing and safety of our customers.

This includes developing, implementing and maintaining effective recruitment and human resources procedures to promote safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

We also have a commitment to equality of opportunity for all job applicants, and aim to select people for employment on the basis of their individual skills, abilities, experience, knowledge, qualifications and training; we will consider ex-offenders for employment on their individual merits.

The council’s approach towards employing ex-offenders differs depending on whether the job is or is not exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Our staff vetting policy will apply to anyone seeking paid work or volunteering opportunities with us; voluntary or seasonal work, student placements, preferred contractors and other regulated positions will also come under the provisions of the policy.

The council has a code of practice that governs the way we handle information collected from DBS checks – see the Data Protection Policy for more information.

If you have any queries please contact us.

Staff Vetting Policy PDF (PDF 520 KB)

Last updated on 26 July 2019