We will ensure all policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding children are up to date and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. Policies and procedures are reviewed and revised by our Board of Trustees on a regular basis. Please find below our policies on Safeguarding.
Disclosure & Barring Checks
Westcountry Schools Trust meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with WeST who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) is required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.
All eligible staff and volunteers are required to undertake relevant safeguarding training. A training database for all staff and volunteers is maintained, while training needs are reviewed as part of individual performance reviews.