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      Safeguarding & APSCO Compliance +

      We are delighted to have become a member of APSCo, The Association Of Professional Staffing Companies.

      Throughout this year we recognised that we needed additional support as a business, to help us recover from the effects of COVID. APSCo have always been proud of its close relationship with its members but also on its professional compliance standards, as all members must pass an external quality check with clients and candidates. We have committed to a strict Code of Conduct that demand high levels of professional behaviour at all times.

      Our resource and compliance team are undergoing stringent training ASPCo training so that we continue to be Compliance+ accredited recruitment company.

      So what does this mean for your school?

      We go beyond all statutory safeguarding standards and aim for excellence in selecting the right candidate for your school, whilst delivering a cost effective quality service with market leading customer service.

      Our compliance process

      An initial phone call – This step helps our staff ascertain the suitability of a prospective candidate’s skills and experience when a CV is received. Successful candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

      A face-to-face interview

      We take time to get to know our candidates and assess their curriculum knowledge, experience managing behaviour and key career achievements to date. We always meet in person to ensure candidates meet our benchmark standards. All candidates are required to demonstrate English competence to support pupils from Reception to GCSE level and a positive attitude towards safeguarding and the protection of children.

      At their registration candidates are required to provide original documentation to be copied and verified. We check:

      • Proof of identity, address, National Insurance and right to work in the UK
      • Verification of qualifications and TRA checks (if applicable)
      • Minimum of 2 satisfactory and verified references
      • Enhanced DBS, Barred List check and Overseas Police Checks (if applicable)

      The nominated school contact will also receive information on our core standards, our Code of Conduct stating the professional expectations of Vision Teaching and sign our safeguarding policy.

      Confirming bookings and our Vetting Checklist

      Vision’s bespoke database ensures that our safeguarding procedures are robust and current. Each candidate who satisfies our required suitability and competency checks is issued with a vetting checklist by a senior member of our compliance team. When an assignment is booked the nominated school contact will receive confirmation via email containing the following information: candidate name, specialism, photograph (taken at interview) and an attached vetting checklist, which complies with the standards set by DfE and the REC providing the following key details:

      1. Full Name and Date of Birth
      2. Qualifications held, TRN, QTS Number and date of induction
      3. DBS Issue Date, Registered Body and Reference Number
      4. 2 satisfactory references
      5. NTCL Prohibition and Child Barred List checks
      6. National Insurance number
      7. Photo ID provided

      Vision Teaching ID

      Our ID is issued to candidates who satisfy our suitability and competency checks requirements. Candidates should present this card, along with their original DBS certificate to the client school on arrival to an assignment.

      If you have any questions or queries about our safeguarding and candidate vetting procedures, please do not hesitate to contact a senior member of our team on 0207 430 7120 or email

      Vision Teaching