First published in November 2016. This guidance replaces the Scottish Government’s national guidance Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment (2007).
Safer recruitment is about properly examining the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to work with vulnerable people. Employers must therefore have a range of safer recruitment and selection practices in place. Working with individuals and families who may be at their most vulnerable and need support can be both rewarding and challenging. There is therefore a great responsibility on employers to ensure that the people providing these most vital services are appropriate and suited to the task.