Children’s (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015

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8 Risk assessment

(1)

A specified organisation must assess a person in respect of whom a safety check is being undertaken under this Part to determine—

(a)

whether the person poses, or would pose, any risk to the safety of children as a children’s worker; and

(b)

if the person does, or would, pose such a risk, the extent of that risk, having regard to whether the person is, or is proposed to be, employed or engaged as—

(i)

a core worker; or

(ii)

a non-core worker.

(2)

In carrying out an assessment under subclause (1), the specified organisation must take into account—

(a)

any information gathered under regulations 5 to 7; and

(b)

any guidelines on risk assessments issued by a key agency.

(3)

The assessment must be carried out,—

(a)

if the specified organisation is an individual,—

(i)

by the individual; or

(ii)

by a person or an organisation acting on behalf of the individual; or

(iii)

in part by the individual and in part by a person or an organisation acting on behalf of the individual; or

(b)

if the specified organisation is not an individual,—

(i)

by an officer or an employee or the governing body of the specified organisation; or

(ii)

by a person or an organisation acting on behalf of the specified organisation; or

(iii)

in part by an officer or an employee or the governing body of the specified organisation and in part by a person or an organisation acting on behalf of the specified organisation.