The Education Ministry now is accessing the US Sex Offender Registry to vet potential employees as one of several policies it has adopted to combat the threat of student abuse, according to a press release.
The policies address several aspects of the education system.
For instance, new “safe environment” policies have been adopted. These include guidelines like classroom windows remaining unobscured, bright lights for all areas of campus, adequate supervision, periodic walk-throughs and the requirement for all visitors to sign in at the office upon arrival.
Another area being targeted is the potential employee screening process.
The Ministry now plans to ask interviewees questions related to child protection. It also now will access the US Sex Offender Registry and will continue to use the UK Criminal Records Bureau. Plans also include social media checks on potential employees.