Wirral Council’s Safer Recruitment and Employment Policy is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of safeguarding children and young people, the protection of vulnerable adults and a duty of care to the council’s employees, prospective employees and volunteers.

We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The council is striving to develop and maintain an environment that prevents the appointment or further employment of unsuitable people and challenges inappropriate behaviour. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is an essential part of creating ‘safer’ environments.