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Safer recruitment

At the heart of our Trust lies an unwavering commitment to the well-being of every child and vulnerable individual entrusted to our care. This dedication translates into every aspect of our operations, from the nurturing learning environments we cultivate to the rigorous safeguarding measures we implement.

Safe recruitment serves as the cornerstone of our commitment to safety. It encompasses a set of robust procedures designed to ensure that only individuals who share our values of care, compassion, and unwavering protection are welcomed into our community.

Newman MAT Safer Recruitment Trust Guidance 

At the Newman Catholic Trust, our Safer Recruitment policies and procedures are based on the following core principles:

Transparency and Trust:

We believe in transparency and accountability throughout our recruitment process. Our Safer Recruitment Policy is readily available on our website, outlining every step from vacancy advertisement to final appointment. This level of openness demonstrates our unwavering commitment to protecting our most vulnerable members and building trust with all stakeholders.


Rigorous Procedures:

Our recruitment process is built on a foundation of meticulousness. Every candidate undergoes thorough checks, including:

  • Comprehensive reference checks: Verifying past experiences and qualifications.

  • DBS checks: Ensuring suitability for working with children or vulnerable adults.

  • Skill and competency assessments: Evaluating an individual's ability to fulfill the role effectively.

  • Interviews conducted by trained panels: In-depth conversations to assess cultural fit, values alignment, and commitment to safeguarding.


Beyond Paperwork:

We recognise that safeguarding goes beyond simply fulfilling administrative requirements. We actively foster a culture of vigilance and awareness within our Trust. All staff, from leadership to frontline personnel, are equipped with the knowledge and skills to identify and report potential concerns. We provide regular training in safeguarding procedures and encourage an open environment where all voices are heard and concerns are addressed promptly.


Investing in the Future:

Safeguarding is not a one-time exercise but an ongoing commitment. We regularly review and update our policies and procedures, aligning them with the latest best practices and regulations. We actively seek feedback from staff, parents, and the wider community to ensure our measures remain effective and responsive to evolving challenges.


A Shared Responsibility:

Safeguarding is a shared responsibility. While our Trust implements robust procedures, every individual within our community plays a crucial role. We encourage parents, students, and staff to remain vigilant and report any concerns they may have. Remember, even seemingly minor issues can be crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable individuals.


By working together, we can create a safe and nurturing environment where every child and vulnerable individual can thrive. We invite you to learn more about our Safer Recruitment Policy and join us in our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the future of those entrusted to our care.


Together, let us build a community where trust flourishes, vigilance prevails, and the promise of a safe and happy future shines brightly for all.

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