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Agency Staff vs Contractors

How to know who to set as Agency Staff and who to set as a Contractor

What's the difference between these two Profile Types?


The difference between Agency Staff and Contractors on Sign In Central Record is whether the staff member is being provided by and checks are being carried out by an external 3rd Party Agency/Company (Agency Staff) or whether they are self-employed and therefore checks are being carried out by the School (Contractors).


You may notice that the wording of the checks is different within Agency Staff profiles to reflect the fact that if a member of staff comes from a 3rd party, you are being asked to confirm that the 3rd party/agency has provided you with written confirmation that they have had all the necessary checks completed, rather than asking you to confirm that you have completed the checks yourself.


At a glance:



For more information on each Profile Type, see:

Agency and Third Party Supply Staff