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Safeguarding for Employees

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Positions within the College will involve contact with young people and vulnerable adults. Consequently, post-holders will be obliged to demonstrate and maintain their suitability to work with young people and vulnerable adults. This will include a requirement to undertake an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, in addition to referencing and qualification checks.

Disclosure and Barring Service

Farnborough College of Technology complies fully with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information, and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

College vacancies may involve unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults, it will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Amendment Order 1986) please refer to the DBS website for further information.

Candidates who are offered an interview for such posts will be required to disclose details, cautions (including final warnings or reprimands), or convictions which are not “protected” as defined by the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020), or any other matters that may be relevant to their suitability to work for the College. The College will regard any failure to disclose your criminal record as a breach of trust. It is College Policy that all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure check if offered the post for which the application has been made. Please note that the College is unable to consider an application further if the candidate declines to complete the Disclosure form.

Further details regarding our Child Protection Policy Procedures and our Safeguarding Policy can be found here:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies

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