Vetting and Barring Scheme
Promoting safe recruitment
REC’s first priority is to ensure that those placed to work with vulnerable groups are safe. It is only through a comprehensive vetting procedure that safe recruitment can take place.
However no recruitment is risk free and even criminal disclosures have been shown to occasionally have inaccuracies. Requirements to vet candidates on temporary placements should be considered in the light of the wide ranging statutory requirements already placed on them. REC sits on the CRB consultative group and is currently lobbying on the effective implementation of the Government's Vetting and Barring Scheme.
To find out more and to read the REC's policy briefing please click here.