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        Safeguarding & APSCO Compliance +

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

        Compliance+ is designed to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to benchmark recruitment firms against the best possible service and was developed following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders. We have committed to a strict Code of Conduct that demands high levels of professional behaviour at all times from candidates and internal members of staff.

        Our resource and compliance team follow stringent APSCo guidelines so that we continue to be a Compliance+ accredited recruitment company.



        So what does this mean for your school?

        We go beyond 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 onboarding process

        An initial pre-vet 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 shortlisted to attend a virtual interview via Zoom.

        A virtual interview

        We take time to get to know our candidates and assess their curriculum knowledge, experience managing behaviour, safeguarding knowledge and key career achievements to date. We always meet via video call on Zoom to ensure candidates meet our benchmark standards. All legal documents are reviewed via Zoom call. Candidates are required to demonstrate English competence to support pupils from Reception to A-Level and a positive attitude towards safeguarding and protecting children.

        At their registration (via Zoom call), candidates are required to provide original documentation via Vision Teaching’s secure portal, to be verified. Our full compliance vetting checks are listed below:

        • Completed Registration Form and CV with full 10-year history. All gaps in employment of 12-weeks or more will be queried, with explanations noted down;
        • Right to Work, Photo ID documents, proof of address and proof of National Insurance, Change of Name document (if applicable);


        • Verification of qualifications and Prohibition checks via the TRA and SET Register;


        • Minimum of 2 satisfactory and verified references, which will cover the most recent 24 months as a minimum. All regulated activity work within this timeframe will require a satisfactory reference;


        • Enhanced DBS checks, Child Barred List check (as a minimum) and Overseas Police Checks (if applicable);


        • Safeguarding and Prevent Training;


        • Any additional vetting questions the Compliance and Resource team deem necessary, with a satisfactory result.

        The nominated school contact will also receive information upon request of our core standards, including the Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

        Confirming bookings and our Vetting Checklist

        Vision’s bespoke database ensures that our safeguarding procedures are robust and consistently updated to meet APSCo Compliance+, DFE and KCSIE standards. 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:

        1. Full Name and Date of Birth;
        2. Evidence of full CV:
        3. Medical fit-for-work declaration;
        4. Disqualification by Association declaration;
        5. Photo ID provided and Right to Work check completion;
        6. Enhanced DBS Check information, including the recent Update Service check;
        7. Qualifications held and relevant information surrounding the Qualification;
        8. Confirmation of a minimum of 2 Satisfactory References obtained;
        9. Clear Prohibition Check date;
        10. National Insurance number;
        11. Overseas Police Check (if applicable)
        12. Change of Name document (if applicable)

        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 compliance@visionteaching.co.uk

        Vision Teaching