3 TRES Ltd is committed to meet the legal obligations for Safeguarding as set out by the Department of Education in its statuary guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (2014). When providing temporary staff, TRES Ltd verifies a candidate’s identity, qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK, as well as undertake safeguarding (enhanced DBS certificate, barred list, prohibited list, overseas checks) where relevant. TRES Ltd provides the partner school with the written confirmation that these checks have been undertaken and provides the relevant certificates to the school for all candidates prior to the start of their assignment.
TRES Ltd carries out the checks as follows:
- Verify a candidate’s identity, preferably from current photographic ID and proof of address
- Obtain a certificate for an enhanced DBS check with a barred list check where the person will be engaging in regulated activity
- Ensure that a potential candidate is not on a prohibited list. Such checks are undertaken via a system called the Employer Access Online Service
- Verify the person’s right to work in the UK.
- If the person has lived or worked outside the UK, make any further checks the school or college consider appropriate
- Verify professional qualifications, as appropriate
3.4 TRES Ltd requires that new candidates register and apply for a new DBS certificate or to subscribe to the Update Service every 12 months.
3.5 TRES Ltd is committed to meet its legal duty to provide safeguarding information to the Disclosure and Barring Service in the event that the temporary supply staff is removed from carrying out regulated activity (or would have done so had the person not otherwise left) because, the ‘harm test’ is satisfied, or they have engaged in ‘relevant conduct’, or they have been convicted of, or cautioned for, an automatic barring offence.
3.6 TRES Ltd’s practice and policy are in compliance with the guidelines and legislation set out by the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations) and The Employment Agencies Act 1973. TRES agrees clear terms with schools and candidates before any services are provided. The terms make it clear about how charges will be made to a school from the outset.
3.7 TRES Ltd requires that the partner schools provides information for the purpose of compliance with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 in managing information in matters such as parity of pay and the right to equal treatment.