Three R’s Teacher Recruitment adheres to the DBS Code of Practice.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is responsible for issuing DBS Certificates, having taken over the task from the former Criminal Records Bureau. The DBS launched the Update Service in June 2013, which provides a new and more robust process for checking individuals’ criminal records.
The Update Service allows for routine safeguarding checks to be undertaken via an online portal. The check ensures no new information has come to light since the DBS was first taken. The Update Service potentially means that a person will only need to apply for one DBS Certificate (providing they subscribe to the Update Service and maintain annual renewal). New employers can ask to see the DBS Certificate and then use the online facility to carry out a status check to confirm information is still correct and if any new information has been added. In the latter case a new Certificate would be requested.
As REC members Three R’s Teacher Recruitment undertake a status update check annually on all candidates working within schools. This provides an additional layer of protection to schools and is more frequent than the base limits established by the DBS.
If a candidate has a break of employment of 3 months or more Three R’s Teacher Recruitment will undertake an online update check prior to re-employment. If the subscription to the Update Service has lapsed a new DBS Certificate will be requested.
Routine online update checks are undertaken. For example if a candidate is changing position or role or has worked for another employer on their last placement. All newly registered teachers are required to complete a new DBS or provide an original Certificate to us that is registered with the online Update Service. Permission is gained in writing for us to undertake a status update check.
Three R’s Teacher Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff and all candidates registered with Three R’s share this commitment and are fully aware of the importance of child protection. All staff are required to complete safeguard training during registration.
REC Audited Status
REC Audited Status ensures standards of checking and vetting within the Education Recruitment Sector are met.
The main objectives of Audited Status as set out by the REC are:
- To recognise private sector Supply Agencies and LAs who are able to demonstrate that they meet standards of good practice in managing and providing supply teachers for schools
- To enable schools and temporary teachers to feel confident about the quality of the Agencies and LAs with whom they are dealing
- To raise the standard and status of Supply Teaching and to recognise the contributions made by Supply Teachers, Agencies and LAs in supporting schools
- Three R’s have successfully passed an annual audit with 100% pass rates since 2003
This continuous re-accreditation formally acknowledges Three R’s commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest of standards in Recruitment Practice.
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body dedicated to representing the interests of the UK’s Recruitment Industry in Parliament, Whitehall, the European Commission and to press and opinion formers.
The REC is committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the Recruitment Industry and all REC Members must abide by the REC Code of Professional Practice.
All of the Consultants at Three R’s have been awarded the Certificate in Recruitment Practice via the REC training program. A qualification that focuses on the search and selection process, Industry Law and relationships with clients and candidates.