Safe Recruitment Policy
Newbridge House operates a recruitment policy which incorporates all relevant safeguarding guidance applicable to the specific service we provide.
A safe recruitment policy is about much more than carrying out CRB checks,” explains Jane Edwards, quality assurance lead for Newbridge House. “Safeguarding must be integrated within every aspect of recruitment, training and staff support on a continuous basis. This focus reflects our commitment to best practice in all aspects of recruitment, training and high quality service provision.”
During recruitment, as well as undertaking enhanced CRB checks, each applicant’s approach to children and their well-being are assessed. Safeguarding training is mandatory and continuous, once in post. The quality assurance lead and senior management team at Newbridge House also ensure that there is a culture within the service where any concerns can be reported and immediately acted upon.
“Safeguarding issues do not stop once someone has been successfully recruited to work at Newbridge House. It is vital that all staff are appropriately trained and inducted in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,” explains Jane Edwards.
“This ensures that they have a level of awareness appropriate to the type of job they are doing and the seniority of the post they hold. If they raise any concerns about the welfare of children, they can feel confident that these will be taken seriously.”