SHARES Recruitment is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). SHARES Recruitment adheres to the Education Division Code of Practice. This Code of Practice ensures that agencies work to a consistent operating framework and demonstrate standards related to safeguarding. We are also a member of the Safer Recruitment Consortium and are committed to promoting best practice in the recruitment of staff. Alongside this we work with different LA’s to ensure we comply with all policies and procedures set out. We also work closely with LADO’s from each LA in order to report and action any concerns we may have.
Safeguarding is paramount to our daily operation and we conduct rigorous quality control in all aspects of registration, recruitment and vetting on all our teaching and support staff, which fulfil standards, set by the DfE, in their document ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’.
SHARES Recruitment Vetting Checks
- Pre-interview checks – a full application form will be complete. This will include ‘Health Declaration’, a ‘Criminal Declaration Form’, full employment history, academic history and confirmation of any employment gaps.
- In-depth face to face interview with a senior member of staff.
- Verification of original identification such as passport, driving licence, marriage and birth certificate.
- Verification of Address.
- Verification of qualifications with Teaching Agency on all QTS teachers to ascertain if there have been any referrals or restrictions. This verification will also include overseas qualifications.
- An Enhanced DBS check will be completed for all SHARES Recruitment candidates or an ‘update check’ will be completed if they are currently on the update service. If candidates have a break from working with children for 3 months or more a new check will be completed.
- A minimum of 3 suitable references. References will cover a period of at least 5 years, including any gaps of employment. If a candidate does not work for SHARES Recruitment for more than 3 months, references will be requested again to cover this time period. If they have not been working with children over this period a new DBS will be completed.
- SHARES Recruitment is also compliant with all Local Authority Policies and Procedures
- We will obtain a ‘Certificate of good conduct’ or an overseas police check certificate from the relevant country for candidates that have lived or worked overseas. The above checks will be reviewed regularly throughout the candidates time with SHARES recruitment.