Criminal Justice Compliance Service.


Our onboarding process

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 off

Whatever 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 history

  • Personal 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 UK

  • Disclosure and Barring Service and overseas police checks for new entrants

  • Occupational health screening for role/occupational health review for all clinical staff

  • Up-to-date statutory and role relevant training

Security 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 environment

We 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.