Compass is committed to child safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children through safer recruitment.





For Teachers:


All candidates registering with Compass will undergo a number of checks to ensure their suitability to work with children. When submitting a CV to Compass, ensure that this has been completed to an acceptable standard. All places of employment must show the start and completion dates as months and years and any gaps within the employment history must also be highlighted and explained.





Before a formal offer of employment is made to a candidate, at least two professional references will be provided. Nominated referees must include the current (or most recent) school leader and only school email accounts will be accepted. We appreciate the sensitive nature of requesting references and therefore we will only do so with the expressed permission of a candidate. References are verified by telephone.






For Schools:


We recommend that all schools complete the following for each appointment:

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Prohibition Order Check





For Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and Prohibition Order Checks, we refer schools to the COBIS website for further information. This service is open to COBIS member and non-member schools.





If you have any questions about safer recruitment, do  Contact us to discuss.