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Randstad Education keeping schools safe and compliant in midst of uncertain government policy

Randstad Education keeping schools safe and compliant in midst of uncertain government policy

Leading UK and global educational staffing specialist, Randstad Education has launched an initiative to keep its client schools safe and compliant in the midst of uncertain government policy.

The vetting of up to nine million people who frequently work with children, which was founded on recommendations made by Sir Michael Bichard following his enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the Soham murders and due to start next month, has been put on hold pending a review intended to scale back the scheme. The Independent Safeguarding Authority, which was set to run this scheme, will continue to make decisions about barring inappropriate teachers from schools, as Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announces that the teachers disciplinary watchdog, the General Teaching Council, is to be scrapped.

Randstad Educations latest initiative will help schools keep pupils safe whatever the government policy. Many schools have a number of tried and tested teachers that it would choose to call upon in an emergency Randstad Education is offering to register these teachers through its stringent registration procedure which includes CRB checks, QTS status checks, reference checks, identity and qualification checks so all a school needs to do is call and ask for them by name whenever cover is required.

This not only ensures schools meet their legal obligations but also saves them the cost of recruitment and vetting checks, the administrative and payroll costs of establishing that person as a member of staff and the burden of having to manage that employment relationship.

Jon Sheridan, Child Protection Officer at Randstad Education, comments: As the leading UK and global educational staffing specialist, Randstad Education is committed to the highest possible standards when it comes to child safeguarding. In a period of growing uncertainty and confusion as to what checks are required, this initiative takes the burden off the headteachers shoulders, eliminates additional costs and allows for proper checks to be carried out by people who know the rules back to front. It also provides additional work opportunities for tried and trusted professionals and gives the teachers themselves access to CPD opportunities.
Visit www.randstadeducation.co.uk for more information.

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