Criminal Justice Compliance.


Our onboarding process explained

At Sanctuary Criminal Justice, we set the standard for safe recruitment. As a DBS Umbrella body, stringent compliance is a big part of this.

After all, your safety and the wellbeing of those you support, is incredibly important.

Therefore, our compliance processes strictly follow the recruitment guidelines for those working with vulnerable people to meet the highest standards demanded by any health or criminal justice employer.

Face-to-face registration

Before we can offer you your ideal role, one of our registration officers will meet with you face-to-face. This meeting serves two purposes; to verify who you are and check your documentation as well as giving us a chance to get to know you.

Compliance checklist

Our standard compliance checks include:

  • Proof of identity (provided in person)

  • Full employment history

  • Verification of professional registration

  • Checking of professional referee details for the last 5 years

  • Verification of training and qualifications

  • Disclosure and Barring Service and relevant overseas police checks

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK

  • Check on up—to-date statutory and role specific training

  • Occupational health screening (for relevant services)

This approach ensures our recruitment services are always compliant and that we adhere to the safe recruitment guidelines for those working with vulnerable people, as set out through local and national government, as well as the Crown Commercial Services, Collaborative Procurement Partnership, and HealthTrust Europe framework teams.

Advanced security checks

Many of the offender healthcare and pharmacy roles within the criminal justice sector require security clearance due to staff having access to restricted locations and/or sensitive information.

Our compliance team conducts appropriate checks to ensure you are suitable to work within the service you have applied for.

If you require additional security checks, we’ll support you through the application process for appropriate clearances.

Clearance is normally granted for a period depending on the terms of your employment or for the duration of a project. However, it can be verified and transferred to a new employer if required.

The most common types of clearance include:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, undertaken at application stage for all workers and renewed on an annual basis. Sanctuary is a DBS umbrella body (DBS Registered Body Number 29688400006), enabling us to process online DBS applications in-house, often resulting in a faster turnaround

  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS) clearance, carried out for those working in prisons

  • Police Vetting, carried out for those working in a police environment

We will apply for an overseas police check if you have been outside the UK for any period over 6 months.

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