Social Care staff and volunteers provide support for some of the most vulnerable people in society. This Better Hiring Toolkit will provide simple guidance to support you to both obtain and provide effective references and conduct information. It has been compiled as a collaboration between the Better Hiring Institute, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), Skills for Care, Reed Screening, Dominic Headley & Associates (DHA), and VBA Consulting.

At the heart of the Toolkit is the safety of the people who employers are entrusted to care for and the staff who carry out this role. Those responsible for recruiting or supervising staff or volunteers, have an obligation to conduct a safe and fair recruitment process and ensure that pre-employment checks are robust so that your organisation safeguards the people being supported.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Toolkit release later this Summer.


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