Our Policies
Safeguarding Statement for recruitment and selection

Clifton Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and adults who work with children and young people to share this commitment.

There is a proactive, rigorous and robust recruitment process in place to gather evidence regarding the suitability of candidates to work with young people as well as their suitability for the post for which they are applying.

All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on recruitment. In addition, all staff are required to provide details of two independent referees who will be required to complete a written report on the candidate. Personal referees will not be accepted, neither will testimonials.

Application forms are thoroughly checked and employment history scrutinised. Any discrepancies or anomalies in information provided or issues arising from references are taken up prior to interview.

All candidates called for interview will be expected to bring the original certificates as proof of qualifications, plus original documents such as passport or driving licence to prove identity. Successful candidates will be required to give their National Insurance number.

It is the responsibility of all who work at Clifton Learning Partnership to put the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people before all else.

In addition to this, CLP are a member of VAR (Voluntary Action Rotherham) and CYP&F Consortium (Children, young people and families' consortium), which means we are Section 11 compliant and quality assured in our safeguarding practice.

At Clifton Learning Partnership we want to delight and surpass your expectations. However, we know that there may be times when we do not meet our own high standards. When this does happen we want to hear about it, deal with the situation as quickly as possible and put measures in place to stop it happening again.

We take complaints very seriously and we treat them as an opportunity to develop. This is why we are always very grateful to hear from people who are willing to take the time to help us improve. We always thank people who contact us about their problems, concerns or worries. We promise that we won't treat you any differently if you complain and we will continue to help and support you and your family if they need help.

If you have any complaints, worries or concerns about what we do and how we do it please see any member of staff who can listen to your complaint, if the staff member can't help, this is passed to the manager. A result should be reached within 4 weeks.

If you are not happy with the result, the complaint is taken to the Board of Trustees.

If you are still not happy this could be passed on to the Charity Commission. You can contact the Charity Commission yourself at any time.

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