South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Safer Recruitment

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is committed to Safeguard and promote the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People, we take this very seriously and expect all staff to do the same.

It is a requirement that all staff recruited to work for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) are properly selected and checked.

SYFR ensures all recruitment panels have at least one member who has completed the required training in recruitment and selection.

When considering applicants, SYFR ensures they hold appropriate qualifications and relevant employment history. The Service also undertakes checks to ensure applicants are safe to work with adults and children at risk.

Our procedure

Our procedure is as follows:

  • SYFR adverts will always contain a statement, regarding our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and children.
  • All candidates will have access to a job description and person specification at the point of application.
  • Candidates will be asked to confirm their criminal history (disclosing anything that will show up on a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check).

Pre-employment checks

At pre-employment checks stage candidates will be asked to prove:

  • Their identity (passport or photo card driver licence).
  • Relevant qualifications (certificates).
  • Eligibility to work in the UK (official paperwork)

Detailed enquiries will also be made regarding any gaps in their employment.

The successful candidate will be informed that their job offer is conditional, dependent on pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory DBS check at the appropriate level.

Starting work

New members of staff are required to undertake Safeguarding Adults and Child protection training.

All new members of staff will have their work ethic and performance monitored very closely, and if satisfactory levels are not being reached their employment may be reconsidered.

All staff must notify their manager, in person, if any circumstances arise that may affect their suitability to work with adults and children at risk.

Certain roles will have their DBS check reviewed periodically.

This content was last updated on February 22nd, 2023