A specialist provider in a specialist sector: Children’s Services

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Better Healthcare has years of experience in providing healthcare and staffing solutions to a variety of organisations. We also provide recruitment partnerships within the children’s sector. Recently, our investment in this area has grown, as we identified that this is a specialised area which calls for specialised staff. Indeed, staffing issues within this sector can have serious implications on the ability of children’s organisations to run a safe and secure service. 

As we looked to improve and build upon the service we offer clients, it became clear that our own recruitment team would need to be equally specialised. We now have an in-house team not only with extensive experience within the children’s and young people sector, but one that’s coupled with a passion and knowledge that’s second to none in the recruitment sector.

Over time we have developed a thorough understanding of the staffing challenges faced by children’s organisations. Not just in terms of continuity of staff, but recruiting staff with suitable qualifications and the implications this may have with Ofsted and Local Authority referrals. It goes without saying that we always support our clients in helping them follow ‘Safe Recruitment’ practices.

Given the positive client feedback and testimonials received, we believe our Children’s Services Recruitment Specialists have built a service like no other. The co-operation and cohesiveness between team members, means we can pool resources. This enables clients to benefit from the success and experience of CAMHS, alternate education, youth offending, employability and residential.

Clients have seen our teams demonstrate that Better Healthcare: 

  • Is knowledgeable in the field; an innovator in the supply of specialist staff
  • Allows passion to create individualised recruitment partnerships
  • Supplies staff that build futures for vulnerable children and young adults
  • Relentlessly focuses on quality and commitment
  • Gives information, effective advice and guidance
  • Stands out, through individualised service

While we do not consider ourselves experts in providing Children’s Services, we do maintain that we are expert in the field of temporary and permanent recruitment. We achieve this by demonstrating a clear understanding of the recruitment processes and challenges within the children’s sector.

Recruitment is not seen as simply providing staff to our clients; we work very closely with our clients to advise and guide on all elements of their staffing strategies and recruitment processes.

Here are just some of the ways we’ve supported our clients.

  • Helping local authorities to set-up new children’s homes that comply with Covid regulations
  • Supporting our young clients with specialist staffing teams who can make a positive impact on their lives
  • Provide temporary and interim staff whilst supporting permanent placements

We have also supported Ofsted in being an exclusive agency to clients. Maintaining continuity is vital; staff who have ownership are accountable and this benefits every child’s experience.

After two years of providing this specialist, high quality service to clients, we feel we can say wholeheartedly, and with confidence, that such a high calibre of service has made a real difference to our clients. But don’t take our word for it, read our testimonials:

Working with Better Healthcare provides our organisation with the confidence to deliver continuity and consistency through having skilled, diligent, and proficient agency staff in times of staff shortages. Better Healthcare have always supplied staff, even at very short notice, that are confident, caring and have the ability to manage the demands of a busy care or support living setting. We are grateful for the quality of staff proposed and secured.”

Head of Education & Interim Service Development Manager, Children’s Residential Specialist Establishment

“I would say that working with Better Healthcare has proven to be very helpful. I could not have managed to ensure a smooth running of all the services under my responsibility without a reliable and efficient agency staff provider. Together we continue to develop good working partnerships, We have a way of working which seeks to ensure that staff have been inducted before they cover shifts. This induction is key for us as we want to ensure that all agency staff have the necessary skills to work in Children’s and young people’s services. I have a dedicated liaison person from BHC who checks in at least once a week. She is easy to get hold of and responds promptly to urgent cover needs.

Multi Service Manager, Children’s Residential Specialist Establishment

If you would like to know more about how this specialist division within Better Healthcare can help your organisation source the specialist staff to provide care for children and young people, or if you’re a candidate looking for your next move into this sector, call Cheryl Sharp on 01603 616999 or email: cheryl.sharp@betterhealthcare.co.uk

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