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I have no doubt that each one will have valuable insight to contribute as we build on our Compliance+ strategy and business plans for 2019

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has announced new Compliance+ Standards Committees for both the Education and Social Work sectors. The expert representatives will help to shape the trade association’s Compliance+ strategies into 2019.

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.

New Social Work Compliance+ Committee Members are:

Ben Arnold - 3D Recruit
Abby Bryant - Charles Hunter Associates
Chris Griffin - Social Personnel
Hamida Rogers - FRCE Recruitment Group
Debbie Smith - Caritas
Robert Stockman - Remedy
Gareth Welch - Tripod
Andrew Thorne - Achieving for Children

New Education Compliance+ Committee Members are:

Gavin Beart - Reed Education
Amy Gudgeon - 3D Recruit
Gemma Hector - Apple a Day supply
Polly Hogan - Headline UK
Katy Rees - Smile Education
Fran Sandiford - Smart Education
Jane Scott - Key Stage Teacher Supply

Permanent members of both committees include APSCo, an Independent Auditor and Keith Rosser as Chair.

On the appointments, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, commented:

“Congratulations to our new representatives and thank you to everyone who put themselves forward for the roles. These are prestigious positions and all of our committee members come with both glowing credentials and a breadth of experience in their respective sectors. I have no doubt that each one will have valuable insight to contribute as we build on our Compliance+ strategy and business plans for 2019 to support compliance of the recruitment profession within these vital markets.”

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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.

Carly Smith
BlueSky PR
T: +44 (0)1582 790 708

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