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Capita Education Resourcing has launched & lsquo;Teachsafe by Capita’. The Teachsafe mark, audited by The Security Watchdog, an industry leader in employment screening and risk mitigation, will ensure Capita continues to be vigorous and meticulous in its compliance checks of teachers in order to maintain the safeguarding of pupils in the UK.

Peter Flannery, Capita Education Resourcing’s Managing Director, commented: “The existing Quality Mark scheme ends on 31 March 2013, and we want to continue to be open and transparent to our clients about the rigorous processes we have in place. Our clients need to know that the candidates we are putting forward for roles are of the best quality and have been checked to the highest levels possible. The decision to launch our own rigorously audited quality mark was therefore an easy one.”

Capita’s decision to launch its own quality mark was reinforced following a survey of over 2,000 clients, which revealed that 59 per cent of respondents also stated that quality assurance does affect their choice of supplier. One respondent commented: “I need to know that the correct checks have been carried out on all supply teachers before they walk through the door.” 69 per cent of clients also admitted that they had not considered using a non-quality mark agency since 2002.

Commenting on the survey results and the decision to launch Teachsafe, Capita’s Quality & Compliance Manager, Alastair Crammond said: “Our survey results show how important it is for schools to employ teachers who have been fully vetted. It is evident that continued assurance of quality safeguarding procedures will remain an important and integral factor for clients, which is why we have launched the Teachsafe mark.”

Susie Thompson, Managing Director of The Security Watchdog welcomes Capita’s decision to launch its quality assurance scheme. She said: “As an organisation with a strong reputation in the development, delivery and auditing of vetting standards across all industry sectors, from security to local government, we were well positioned to help with the development of the Teachsafe framework. Robust auditing is key to the effective delivery and quality assurance practice within the framework. We created CheckEd, an audit framework specially designed to measure compliance against Teachsafe, using all of our experience to evaluate any weaknesses in the process.”

The new Teachsafe mark will include:

All candidates vetted in accordance with DfE Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment in Education regulations

Client email vetting confirmation for every booking

Database controls to prevent candidates being deployed with incomplete checks

“No warning” Capita Education Resourcing internal audits conducted termly

External audits conducted quarterly by the Security Watchdog

DBS (formerly CRB) Enhanced Disclosures via CRVS online system which ensures they are received quicker

Enhanced Disclosure checks on consultants who visit schools

Safeguarding training and CPD to develop candidates

Safeguarding policy

Feedback following every assignment

Quality & Compliance Manager overseeing vetting process are correct and handles complaints and safeguarding issues


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