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Safer Recruitment at Z-arts
Safer Recruitment is designed to protect children’s welfare. The overall purpose of Safer Recruitment is to help identify and deter or reject individuals who are deemed to be a risk to children.
This recruitment legislation enforces checks for all prospective staff to seek out anyone who may not be suitable to work with children and young people.
Z-arts have a recruitment policy in place to ensure job applicants are considered equally and fairly, and are not discriminated against based on their race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability or age. You can find out more about our Unconscious Bias Recruitment Policy here. Z-arts also have a Safer Recruitment Policy which takes this further and ensures we are keeping children safe, this applies to all staff, freelancers, volunteers and placements.
If you are applying for a position at Z-arts you will be required under our Safer Recruitment Policy to complete pre-employment checks. These will include that all applicants’ references have been cross-checked and that they have proof of identity. It also ensures that criminal convictions have been declared and that candidates who are required to have an up-to-date DBS check.
We’ve recently been working on our new diversity manifesto. Here’s a snippet below.
Our activities reflect our audiences, and we aim to represent all the different communities in our area. Z-arts is an antiracist organisation. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We practice inclusivity and accessibility and are learning how to embed trans-inclusivity across all we do. Z-arts is welcoming to all people who do not discriminate against others.
We acknowledge all protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 – including age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation recognising socio-economic status and class as a thread that intersects all of these.
As a learning organisation, Z-arts is always open to change.
You can read more about what diversity means to Z-arts here: https://www.z-arts.org/app/uploads/2023/06/Antiracism-and-Diversity-Manifesto.pdf
Check out what our families had to say about diversity here:
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