Recruitment and retention policies
See example recruitment policies from schools, and read guidance on what to include in your own.
You're not required to have a recruitment and retention policy
There's no statutory requirement to have a specific recruitment and retention policy.
However, you must have a policy setting out your safer recruitment process – this can either be included in your child protection policy, or as a standalone document.
You can find our model safer recruitment policy in Appendix 2 of our child protection model policy.
If you want to create a recruitment and retention policy, read on for advice and examples.
You can use a policy to set out your recruitment process
How many people will be involved in each stage Your criteria for making decisions about shortlisting and appointments – see our guidance on shortlisting candidates Your policy on employing people with convictions The checks you will carry out – including statutory safeguarding checks, and whether you will carry out online search of shortlisted candidates Your commitment to equality, and to making