Criminal Justice Safe Recruitment.


Recruitment services you can trust

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 vetting

As 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 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, The Collaborative Procurement Partnership and HealthTrust Europe frameworks.

Security clearance

Some 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.

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