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Safer recruitment is a term used when recruiting volunteers and staff to help you discourage people with a potential to cause harm. It means you must take all reasonable steps to make sure that those you recruit into your organisation are suitable and appropriate.
The term refers to a set of practices set out in government guidance that you need to use for all roles if you are delivering activity for children or adults at risk. The principles are useful for everyone.
Resources and guides to help your organisation do safeguarding well
Understand the basics of safeguarding and why it's important
Find out what safeguarding means for your organisation
What the Charity Commission expects you to do, and the main areas of activity to focus on
Find out more about your legal and regulatory responsibilities in safeguarding
Get advice on the safeguarding challenges of working outside the UK
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