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Following further revelations regarding known or suspected child abusers being dismissed from International School settings – it’s time to consider seriously enhancing your safer recruitment options.

Introduce a bespoke ‘employment disclosure form’ relevant for your school and host country. See the attached draft for some content ideas:

Sample ’employment declaration form’

If you dismiss someone from your school for safeguarding related matters or concerns (related to staff or children), then consider:

  • Notifying the appropriate local Embassy (relevant to nationality of the person dismissed)
  • For the next two years conduct regular internet searches to see if this individual appears employed in other schools. If they do, notify that school at the earliest opportunity of your concerns.

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