Recruiter acts to reduce risk

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A care recruitment organisation says it has introduced measures to help prevent high risk categories of staff getting into the social work and care industry. Personnel & Care Bank (PCB) says it has introduced an intensive training strategy solely focused on identifying people who fall into high risk categories. PCB managing director Rosalind Payne said her company had developed a strategy of detection termed “Criteria Interviewing” which separates high risk categories from the majority of highly skilled and honest candidates that register with PCB¹s care branches each week. “As a recruitment organisation we are in the front line of detection,” Ms Payne said. “We have to have a rigorous plan to ensure that unsuitable people wishing to work with vulnerable clients, however skilled they are, do not slip through our fine net. We¹ve had to lead the way in developing an in-depth strategy of detection in the absence of tight procedures and legislation from the Government.” Ms Payne said high risk people spent a lo

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