AYBI Safer Recruitment Strategy

Safeguarding and protecting children and young people is at the heart of everything we do. AYBI is committed to recruiting staff and volunteers who are suitable for the unique work we do, by implementing safe recruitment practices. Our aim is to send a clear message to staff, volunteers and potential applicants that our organisation prioritises the safety and welfare of all children everywhere.

Vetting, disclosure and barring checks

AYBI will take measures to ensure we have a consistent approach every time we recruit a new member of staff or volunteer. Taking a planned and structured approach will help minimise the risk of appointing someone unsuitable and make sure the process is fair.

References

  • AYBI will ask applicants to provide the details of at least two referees and check references as part of our vetting process.
  • We will ask about the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.

Interviews

Interviews to recruit AYBI staff and volunteers who work with children will always be conducted face-to-face and demonstrate that candidates are able to:

  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries and professional integrity
  • Establish and maintain safe relationships with children
  • Take action to protect a child if an allegation or incident should arise.

Criminal records checks

Criminal records checks enable you to ensure that people aged 16 or over have nothing on their record that makes them unsuitable to work or volunteer in roles that have contact with children.

  • All AYBI staff and volunteers who work directly with children will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will help AYBI senior staff members to make safer recruitment decisions.

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