GCPA have teamed up with RWK Goodman to hold a series of training webinars that are available for care providers in Gloucestershire who have international recruitment sponsorship licences and providers who are considering hiring internationally in the future. The training will consist of three webinars covering: Compliance Training (13th June), Right to Work Checks (17th June) and Ethical Recruitment Practices (25th June). All providers can register for free at https://www.gcpa.co.uk/gcpa-events/ – If you are unable to attend, the webinars will be recorded and available to access on the GCPA website.

  • Overview of Skilled Worker route including basics of points-based requirements for skilled workers.
  • Sponsor licence holder compliance duties including –
  • Specifical roles of internal key personnel
  • Mandatory reporting duties regarding migrant worker employment/ activities and organisational changes/restructures
  •  Mandatory record keeping duties
  •  What to do in cases of detected non-compliance
  •  Home Office compliance visits and other methods of compliance checking and an overview of potential home office sanctions for breaches.
2nd Webinar – Right to Work Checks – 17th June 2024 at 10am-12pm – Content includes:

Overview of mandatory right to work checks imposed on all UK employers including:

  • Overview on duty to prevent illegal working.
  • Methods of right to work checks.
  • Recent changes to accepted proofs of right to work.
  • Impact on and overlap with sponsor licence duties.
  •  Potential consequences for failure to correctly carry out mandatory checks.
3rd Webinar – Ethical Recruitment Practices – 25th June at 10am-12pm – Content includes:

Overview of government guidance on ethical recruitment within care sector recruitment (which is a requirement of the funding) including:

  • A power of attorney document that enables you to authorise someone else to carry out tasks on your behalf
  •  Code of Practice for the International Recruitment of Health and Social Care Personnel in England.
  •  Restrictions on active recruitment from named countries on the government’s ‘red list’.
  •  Ethical use of third party recruiters.
  •  Costs of international recruitment being passed on to migrant workers and risks of debt bondage and financial exploitation.
  •  Risks of noncompliance with minimum salary thresholds associated with recouperation of costs.
  •  Modern slavery risks and sanctions imposed for breaches of modern slavery laws.
If you wish to sign up for any of these events, please register here