Sanctuary

Criminal Justice Clients.

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A fresh approach to criminal justice recruitment

There’s a reason why Sanctuary Criminal Justice is a trusted resourcing partner to a nationwide community of criminal justice employers. Placing people and safe recruitment at the heart of everything we do, Sanctuary is on framework to supply healthcare professionals through Crown Commercial Service (CCS), Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) and HealthTrust Europe. We are also a preferred supplier to over 160 local authorities as well as substance misuse charities, HM Prison Service, The National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies. When it comes to finding you high-calibre candidates, nobody is better placed to help.

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Enhance visibility

Raise your visibility as a criminal justice employer of choice. We’ve already invested in intelligent talent management technology, so you don’t have to.

Keep control

Benefit from a tailored hiring strategy, unrivalled candidate matching, regular progress reporting and a wraparound safe recruitment model.

Hire well

Smarter criminal justice recruitment starts here. Relieve your short-term resourcing issues today and build a more resilient long-term workforce for tomorrow.

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Explore your recruitment options

We have an evergreen supply of youth offending, probation, substance misuse, offender health and forensic mental health professionals throughout the UK. We match high-calibre qualified and unqualified criminal justice professionals, to your exact needs. Whether you require a specialist or a multidisciplinary team, we know how to find just the right people, and fast.

Client services

Find out more about our range of specialist client services.

Criminal Justice Staffing Solutions

There’s a reason why we are a preferred criminal justice, health and social care resourcing partner to more than 180 public sector organisations, including the NHS, high-profile charities and private organisations. It’s simple. We place people first. Our criminal justice recruitment consultants offer an award-winning service. A service that appreciates the complex nature of supporting those who encounter the UK’s criminal justice system. The healthcare, probation and youth offending professionals we support trust us to find them highly suitable positions within the criminal justice system. This is why we have one of the most comprehensive far-reaching communities of criminal justice professionals in the UK.For our clients, this means we can recruit the right person, for the right role, every time. We do this whilst operating one of the most thorough candidate compliance processes in our sector that takes account of the extra security checks required for those working within criminal justice. Explore your criminal justice resourcing options At Sanctuary Criminal Justice, we know there’s a sweet spot in criminal justice recruitment; a place where client and candidate needs are met, without fail. Employers who chose to partner with Sanctuary Criminal Justice value this. They trust us to resolve their resourcing pain points. This can be on a managed service basis or you might simply need a resourcing partner you can plug into - as and when you need support. Being an on-framework supplier to the NHS and a preferred supplier to public, voluntary and private sector organisations across the UK, we’ve made it as easy as possible to access our services. Locum criminal justice recruitmentOur specialist locum criminal justice resourcing teams have created trusted relationships with candidates throughout the UK. Whether you are finding it difficult to recruit offender healthcare or community rehabilitation professionals or feel as if you have exhausted your pool of candidates, we can help. At Sanctuary Criminal Justice, we love nothing more than a challenge. If you have contract roles you are finding difficult to resource, we have just the right answer. Permanent criminal justice recruitmentOur 360-degree permanent criminal justice recruitment service is an attractive option for employers looking to create the very best healthcare teams. We can quickly resource permanent professionals across the entire spectrum, from experienced probation and youth offending officers, to healthcare professionals specialising in supporting the recovery of those addicted to specific types of substances. We’ll take a deep-dive into your permanent resourcing needs. Want to find out more? Contact us today!

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Criminal Justice Compliance Service

Placing highly qualified experienced criminal justice candidates doesn’t just happen by chance. How do we know this? Because we are at our happiest working in a highly regulated environment. As one of the largest and well-respected criminal justice, health and social care recruiters in the UK, nobody’s compliance processes are more rigorous than ours. Our multi-point candidate checking process is one of the most robust in the industry, making it ideal for criminal justice recruitment. Without fail, we always meet each candidate face-to-face before placement and undertake all the required checks. This gives you peace of mind that your candidates are safe, suitably qualified and experienced to support offenders within your care. Let us take the pressure offWhatever your onboarding pain points, we can make sure compliance isn’t one of them. We can handle the entire process, even if we haven’t sourced the candidates.How does it work?Once we are provided with information about a candidate, our multi-checking process starts. By no-means an exhaustive list, our checks involve:Full employment historyPersonal references of employment and performance history Training and qualifications Professional registration Identity and original identity documents in person (face to face)Immigration status/Right to Work in the UKDisclosure and Barring Service and overseas police checks for new entrantsOccupational health screening for role/occupational health review for all clinical staffUp-to-date statutory and role relevant trainingSecurity clearance Many roles within the criminal justice sector require additional security clearance. At Sanctuary Criminal Justice, we work with clients and candidates to assist the completion of applying for appropriate clearances. We also manage, where possible, the transference of security clearance from one employer to the other. 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 environmentWe will also apply for an overseas police check if a candidate has been outside the UK for any period over 6 months.Our approach ensures your compliance procedures adhere to the UK legislative requirements and NHS Employer Standards. As an on-framework supplier to the NHS, we strictly follow Crown Commercial Services (CCS), Collaborative Procurement Programme (CPP) and HealthTrust Europe (HTE) framework compliance terms.It means you can safely mobilise entire teams of criminal justice and offender healthcare professionals, without delay. ​Contact us today to find out how you could benefit from outsourcing your compliance services.

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Submit a Criminal Justice Job

​Do you have a role or several vacancies you need to fill? And fast? Simply upload a few details using the form below and a specialist consultant will be in touch to discuss your recruitment needs. ​​

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Criminal Justice Safe Recruitment

As a trusted criminal justice recruitment partner to over 180 UK-based employers, we place safe recruitment at the heart of everything we do. We believe, this is not just best practice, but our duty. A duty we take seriously as an on-framework agency and DBS umbrella organisation. We are proud to say we operate one of the most rigorous compliance processes within our sector. This means, the candidates we place with you are not only suitable for the role but have been appropriately vetted. Face-to-face vettingAs a starting point, all our candidates partake in a robust compliance checking process before they start their placement. This includes a face-to-face meeting, where original documents are seen and verified. Here, they are also interviewed to identify their suitability for specific roles. This is extremely important in criminal justice recruitment.As a DBS registered body, Sanctuary physically checks and processes criminal record and safeguarding documentation to ensure each candidate is safe to work. We also have screening processes in place to check professional registration and employment history. Our 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 yearsVerification of training and qualificationsDisclosure 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, The Collaborative Procurement Partnership and HealthTrust Europe frameworks. Security clearanceSome criminal justice roles require additional clearance or vetting. This could be Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks and additional vetting by the prison service or police force. As a DBS umbrella body, Sanctuary can process online DBS applications in house. We also guide candidates in completing any information required for prison or police clearance. Sometimes we may be asked to place someone in a category A prison or an immigration centre where Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) is required. Again, we assist candidates through the process and check to see whether existing CTC clearance can be transferred between employers. Let Sanctuary assist in your recruitment project, submit a vacancy!

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Criminal Justice Master Vendor

We don’t need to tell you how tough it can be recruiting offender healthcare and criminal justice professionals. These are highly skilled roles that require just the right experience. Skills shortages coupled with the growing demand to support offenders with mental health and substance misuse issues, means there’s a huge pressure on hiring managers. One that can sometimes feel insurmountable. The temptation is to use several agencies in the hope that it will increase your chances of filling vacancies quicker. Sometimes though, in times of critical shortages, having more resourcing partners can make things too complicated. Funnelling all your locum resourcing needs through Sanctuary Criminal Justice – your ‘master vendor’ – you will gain back significant control of your criminal justice vacancies, with:Reduced resourcing costs Increased visibility of expenditureMore efficient back-office processesAppointing us as your master vendor, you’ll gain:Access to a greater pool of offender healthcare and criminal justice professionals Experienced consultants who will quickly find you the best candidatesA simple, user-friendly vendor systemThe most robust compliance processes in the marketSupport from our experienced recruitment marketing teamA smooth end-to-end processA successful master vendor relationship is all about placing people first. We have fantastic working relationships with most vendor neutral and managed service providers in healthcare and criminal justice. Supporting 2nd tier agencies is something we are renowned for. Our single process, followed by all suppliers, is at the heart of our operations.  We are proud to say that on average we reduce our clients’ year-on-year agency staff spend by 10-15%.      Want to find out more? Contact us today!

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