When applying to work with Leaf Complex Care it is essential that you understand and abide by this policy statement. When applying for a role working with vulnerable people we will need to contact your current and previous employers as part of our reference process. We also require an enhanced DBS with a check of the barred lists.
During the selection process we follow Safer Recruitment practices. We assess candidates suitability to work with vulnerable people and that they are able to meet the necessary compliance criteria. If the applicant is shortlisted, we will assess any anomalies in the information provided or issues arising from references. We will require full employment history in chronological order with start and end dates and reason for leaving. Any gaps in employment must also be explained.
If after short listing we find that you have omitted any relevant information or have provided any false information, this is an offence and could result in your application being rejected or summary dismissal if you are already in post.
In the interview, you can expect questions regarding your motivation, attitude and safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
The purpose and scope of this policy statement:
Leaf Complex Care works with vulnerable adults and children as part of its activities.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
- to protect vulnerable people who receive Leaf Complex Care’s services.
- to provide staff and applying candidates with the overarching principles that guide our approach to protection of vulnerable adults and children.
This policy statement applies to anyone working on behalf of Leaf Complex Care,
including senior managers, paid staff, temporary workers, limited company contractors and volunteers.
We believe that:
- vulnerable people should never experience abuse of any kind
- we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all adults, children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
We recognise that:
- the welfare of the service user is paramount
- all people, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
- some service users are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
We will seek to keep vulnerable people safe by:
- valuing, listening to and respecting them
- appointing a nominated safeguarding lead
- developing safeguarding policies and procedures which reflect best practice
- using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know
- sharing information about child protection and safeguarding best practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions
- recruiting internal staff, temporary workers and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made (these checks are also made when considering working with limited company contractors)
- providing effective management through support, training and quality assurance measures
- implementing a code of conduct
- using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
- ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place
- recording and storing information professionally and securely.
Whistleblowing – Report potential wrongdoing.
Whistleblowing is when a worker, person who we support, family member, or member of the public reports suspected wrongdoing in relation to the people we support.
Officially this is called ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’. If you have any concerns around the care a person who we support is receiving you can phone our whistleblowing hotline anonymously on 07384 467760