Risk Assessment and the Recruitment Sub-Committee (RSC)
The Recruitment Sub-Committee is a group formed by the Safeguarding Committee to risk assess conviction and vetting information in respect of those seeking to, or currently undertaking regulated work. It will also risk assess other information that might indicate a risk of harm to children and/or protected adults.
If an individual is barred from undertaking regulated work with children or adults or both, no risk assessment will proceed.
The Safeguarding Service administers this process on behalf of the Safeguarding Committee.
In the initial stages of the assessment, the Safeguarding Service will be in contact with the individual concerned to gather more information. The individual will be invited to attend the Recruitment Sub-Committee if they so wish.
The risk assessment process will consider what further information is required or should be considered.
If it is necessary to share information with other people (such as the person's line manager or the Safeguarding Coordinator) the individual will be informed and it will be done on a ‘need to know' basis giving due regard to the person's right to have their information kept confidential.
The individual and any other relevant person will be informed of the outcome of the process – that is, whether their appointment is recommended or not.