CER awarded prestigious education recruitment accreditation

CER, one of UK's most successful education recruiters, is delighted to have been awarded the Recruitment Employment Confederation's prestigious best practice accreditation.

The REC's scheme builds on the legacy of the Department for Education's Quality Mark and has been designed with safeguarding in mind, ensuring agencies are carrying out the relevant safeguarding checks when recruiting teaching and non-teaching sta­ff.

REC Audited Education is a robust education specific audit package that validates a recruitment agency's compliance with industry legislation and best practice. This comprehensive audit now goes much further than just compliance, requiring agencies to operate best practice in areas such as customer service, staff­ development, diversity and client management.

CER recently underwent a detailed audit to ensure that it adheres to the highest safeguarding standards in recruitment and is undertaking all the relevant checks when supplying teachers and non-teaching staff to schools.

The aim of the scheme is to give head teachers peace of mind that they are working with an accredited supplier. By earning theCER awarded prestigious education recruitment accreditation right to display the REC Audited Education logo, CER can assure schools, parents and pupils that the staff they supply are recruited correctly and have on-going support.

Alastair Crammond, Compliance Director at CER says: "We're very proud to have attained this prestigious accreditation, which is a reflection of the consistent standards of excellence our teams deliver on a daily basis. Achieving the REC's gold standard in safer recruitment shows we're committed to demonstrating best practice and compliance with legislation as part of our offer of the very best staffing service for schools, nurseries and academies."

REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry says: "By undertaking this specialist audit, recruiters are measuring themselves against the highest industry standards. The success of REC Audited Education is to ensure best practice within agencies so we continually improve the standard of teachers placed within our schools."