Safer recruitment practices and procedures should be at the centre of an international schools’ safeguarding practices: through planning, shortlisting, assessment, vetting, induction and rigorous probation periods. All of this should be embedded in your safer recruitment policy and underpinned by your safeguarding and child protection policy.
How then do you recruit the very best staff? Professional recruitment led by trained, informed and experienced staff is the way to ensure that those candidates selected are of the best caliber and reach the highest of safeguarding standards.
Start your preparation on this topic by looking at the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP): ‘Recommended Screening & Assessment Practices for the International School Recruitment’.