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Committed to safe recruitment


Our rigorous compliance measures and safeguarding protocols are designed to ensure that every candidate we place meets the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.


As a school, you can be assured that all staff recruited by Sugarman Education are vetted to the highest level. As a holder of the Gold Standard in the REC Audited Education, we ensure that checks are carried out and all relevant information is sent to you directly before any member of staff is supplied.


REC is the professional body for recruitment and are determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need. REC are passionate and committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire. Maintaining and improving industry standards is a pivotal part of the work REC do, which means that all members sign up to the REC Code of Practice and complaints and disciplinary process.

Compliance measures


  • Verification of Qualifications and Experience: We verify the qualifications and experience of all candidates to ensure they meet the requirements for their roles. This includes checking academic credentials, professional certifications, and relevant work experience.


  • Right to Work Checks: We conduct thorough right to work checks to verify that all candidates are legally eligible to work in the UK. This helps prevent illegal working practices and ensures compliance with immigration laws.


  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Checks: All candidates undergo enhanced DBS checks to assess their suitability for working with children and vulnerable adults. This includes checks for criminal records, cautions, warnings, and reprimands.


  • References: We obtain comprehensive references from previous employers and/or educational institutions to verify candidates’ employment history and performance.

Safeguarding protocols


  • Safeguarding Training: Our team of recruitment consultants undergo safeguarding training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to identify and address safeguarding concerns effectively. 


  • Candidate Screening: We conduct in-depth face-to-face interviews with all candidates to assess their suitability for working in educational settings. During these interviews, we discuss safeguarding policies and procedures and assess candidates’ understanding of their responsibilities. 


  • Clear Communication: We maintain clear communication channels with schools and educational institutions to ensure they are aware of our safeguarding policies and procedures. We encourage open dialogue and transparency to address any concerns or issues promptly. 


  • Continuous Monitoring: We continuously monitor our candidates’ performance and conduct throughout their placements to ensure they adhere to safeguarding policies and procedures. Any concerns or incidents are addressed promptly and effectively. 

By implementing robust compliance measures and safeguarding protocols, we strive to provide schools with peace of mind and confidence in the quality and integrity of the candidates we supply. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in all aspects of our recruitment process. 


Should any safeguarding concerns arise about a candidate during a placement, please inform your consultant via telephone or email as soon as possible. Sugarman Education has an internal safeguarding team that can advise and oversee investigations and has many years of experience working with local authorities and schools. 

Additional safeguarding information


Please click the below links for more information about safeguarding.


Keeping Children Safe in Education 

Key Safeguarding Legislation and Guidance for Schools 

Keeping Children Safe Online 

Guidance for Safer Working Practice