Pre-employment checks and safeguarding

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Anyone who is to be employed by a Hampshire County Council School will be subject to certain pre-employment checks.

These include:

  • an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • a Children's Barred List (CBL) check
  • two pre-interview references for posts that directly involve working with children (usually the candidate's current employer and previous employer)
  • Right to Work
  • pre-employment medical screening

"Do's" and "Don'ts" of working with children

If you work or volunteer in a school it's essential that you understand how you should conduct yourself to minimise the risk of becoming the subject of any child protection processes. This list summarises what to do and what not to do when working with children.