Does Estyn take account of how a school handles the identification of visitors, records DBS checks for staff?

Estyn has no specific expectations in how these aspects are managed at provider level. However, Estyn does expect all providers to demonstrate good management practice, which takes full account of government guidance and legislation.

For the purposes of an Estyn inspection, schools (and colleges) should be able to explain the rationale for those who have been checked and those who have not.

The key criterion for checking visitors, supply staff and volunteers is regular unsupervised contact with children.

For more information see

Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (Wales focussed guidance)