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Preventing Unsuitable People from Working with Children and Young Persons: Circular 34/02

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This Guidance provides advice for employers in the education service on preventing unsuitable people from working with children and young people.

The Guidance is in three parts:

  • Part 1 details the pre-appointment checks that should be made on teachers, other workers and volunteers who will have contact with children;
  • Part 2 explains the role of the Criminal Records Bureau and contains guidance on obtaining criminal record checks, List 99 checks and checks of the Department of Health’s Protection of Children Act List through the Bureau’s Disclosure service;
  • Part 3 explains the requirement to report individuals to the National Assembly for Wales on grounds of misconduct and the arrangements for doing so. It also contains advice on making referrals to the Assembly because of concerns about a teacher on medical grounds.