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The best practice standard for social work recruitment

APSCo has developed Compliance+ to provide an uncompromising quality benchmark for social work recruitment companies. The requirements of Compliance+ compel social work recruitment companies to go beyond statutory safeguarding standards, and to aim for excellence in competency selection and service quality.

APSCo has constructed this ground-breaking standard for the recruitment of qualified social workers, designed to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults, and to benchmark recruitment firms against the highest service criteria, following extensive consultation with its Social Work Sector Group (recruitment firms) and, crucially, involvement of external stakeholders including, Health and Care Professions Council (“HCPC”), British Association of Social Workers (“BASW”), Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (“ESPO”), managed service providers (“MSPs”), and the leading London Borough and city councils.

Through APSCo, social work recruitment specialists now have a unique opportunity to take control of the sector and shape future practices by working to a new, rigorous measure that manages the expectations of all stakeholders involved, and demonstrates their expert knowledge in this specialist market.