Recruitment and Selection

Unit 20: Recruitment and Selection within Health and Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings

      1.1 Explain the impact on selection and recruitment processes in own setting of:
Working within a learning disability domiciliary care organisation recruitment and selection is very important. As the client group we work with are vulnerable we need to ensure that rigorous recruitment policies are followed.
By ensuring we meet this recruitment policy we are required to comply with the following legislation:
The disclosure and barring Service
The DBS was formed in 2012 by merging the Criminal records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) under the protection of freedom Act 2012. This legislation is a legal requirement in the UK for any regulated activity to apply for a DBS check to ensure that individuals are not part of or have been referred to the DBS barred list. It is illegal for anyone to work with vulnerable children or adults who have been placed on the list.
Each candidate who applies for a job within pathways are required to complete an application form, within the for they are asked if they have any criminal convictions which they would like to disclose, if after this they have been successful it is clear that any job offers are conditional to a clear enhanced DBS check and 2 satisfactory references. Should an individual have a criminal conviction depending on the severity of it can still be employed by the service and a risk assessment may be carried out. In the event that an individual does not declare a conviction and it comes back on a DBS check then the job offer will be withdrawn.
As an organisation we must be registered with the DBS service under the umbrella of Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we will then request a DBS which is when a applicants criminal record is checked with the police national computer as well as checked against lists of people who may be considered unsuitable to work with...