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the protection of the young and vulnerable is at the heart of everything we do

3D Recruit, a specialist provider of qualified social workers and teaching professionals in the UK, is celebrating becoming the first APSCo member to simultaneously hold Compliance+ Social Work and Compliance+ Education accreditations.

The company, which was established in 2010 following the merger of Amicus Recruit and SocialWork 2000, achieved its Compliance+ Education accreditation in February 2018, having held Compliance+ for Social Work since its inception. 3D Recruit was the first APSCo member to undertake a joint audit in February this year, which it passed with flying colours.

APSCo developed its Compliance+ accreditation to provide an uncompromising quality benchmark for Education and Social Work recruitment companies. It is the best practice quality standard for Education and Social Work recruitment businesses and compels members to go beyond statutory safeguarding standards and aim for excellence in competency selection and service quality.

On achieving double accreditation, Ben Arnold, Managing Director of 3D Recruit, commented:

“As the first ever company to hold the APSCo Compliance+ accreditation across both Social Work and Education, I am immensely proud of such an amazing achievement. The support from colleagues and our management team has been brilliant, and the positive feedback we have had from our candidates and clients, during and following our audit, has been wonderful to hear. This accreditation demonstrates that safeguarding runs through the company at every level, and the protection of the young and vulnerable is at the heart of everything we do.”

Sam Hurley, Operations Director of APSCo, adds:

“The fact that 3D Recruit is in the unique position of achieving double Compliance+ accreditation demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing high quality, appropriate staff across the vital sectors it supports. I’d like to congratulate the team on passing their recent audit with ease, there is no doubt that 3D Recruit embodies the epitome of best practice and it is an honour to be able to provide the company with a badge of quality which demonstrates its commitment to excellence to its clients and candidates.”

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Notes to editors:

Compliance+ for Education is a best practice standard which has been designed to help safeguard children and to benchmark recruitment firms against the best possible service. It was developed by APSCo following extensive consultation with our Education Sector Group members and, crucially, external stakeholders including: the National Association of Head Teachers, VOICE, SGOSS (the Governors Association), the Association of School & College Leaders and the National Association of School Business Managers.

Compliance+ for Social Work is a best practice standard which has been developed following extensive consultation with APSCo’s Social Work Sector Group members and external stakeholders including the British Association of Social Workers (“BASW”) the Health & Care Professions Council (“HCPC”), the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (“ESPO”), representative managed serviced providers (“MSPs”) and leading London Boroughs and city councils. It is a best practice benchmark for social work recruitment businesses, which sets the standard for providing high quality, appropriate staff and the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

APSCo is the membership body that is dedicated to representing professional recruitment in the UK. It was formed to give all firms involved in the recruitment of professional talent who have a commitment to excellence, the specialist support and distinctive voice they need to be successful. It gives candidates and employers a trusted badge of quality whilst providing member firms with an innovative range of services designed for them by recruitment experts. These services, combined with its growing international profile, commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and opportunities for professional networking give APSCo members a unique opportunity to develop their businesses and gain competitive advantage (

Carly Smith
BlueSky PR
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