In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education", the Trust will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The purpose is limited:
• to identify issues which call into question the applicant’s suitability to work with children;
• to verify employment history.
Searches will be conducted by an appropriate third-party
organisation. Only information related
to the purposes stated will be shared with the Interview Panel. Any information will be discussed
with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment
process are made.