How to Obtain References

Friday, July 1, 2022

The DfE Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who Work with Children and Young People gives detailed guidance as to what a reference should contain. Requests for references should seek objective verifiable information and not subjective opinion; a pro forma is often appropriate. A copy of the job description and person specification should be included with the request. This should also ask:

How to Recruit Staff

Friday, July 1, 2022

Prepare a job description. Review previous job descriptions and alter/update as appropriate.

How to Write a Letter of Appointment

Friday, July 1, 2022

The letter of appointment should clearly stipulate, or make reference to, all the terms and conditions of employment. For practical purposes, this is best achieved by:

How to Protect New or Expectant Mothers

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Ensure that a written policy is in place that protects new and expectant mothers while at work and that this policy is communicated to all female employees.

How to Manage the Workplace Environment

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Conduct a risk assessment — involving employees and/or their representatives — to identify hazards related to the work carried out, work equipment and staff to ensure the area can become a safe place of work with safe systems of work where safe personnel are employed.