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Reference Form

Harmony at Home understands the importance of securing suitable references for all candidates. The positions that we recruit for include working with children, along with working in private households. Positions that involve children are regulated under the Children’s Act 2014.

The candidate has quoted you as a person to contact for which a reference may be made on his/her behalf.

We undertake an extensive check of previous employment and the candidates career history. This enables us to understand whether a candidate is appropriate for different childcare roles and or roles in private houses. We also check for any gaps in employment.

By agreeing and completing our online reference form, you are confirming that you fully understand and agree with the criteria set out below in either the Professional or Character reference form information.

The reference that you will provide will impact our decision as to whether a candidate is suitable to work with children, and or in private households. All information provided must be genuine, legitimate and accurate. We will verify your reference with a phone call.

The reference provided will be treated in strict confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and UK law. It may be passed onto future employers and the candidate.

What is a Professional Reference?

In order to give a professional reference for a candidate you must ensure:

  • That the reference is submitted by a senior member of staff / current employer / past employer.
  • The senior person / employer / past employer who is providing the reference must be able to comment on the suitability of the candidate to work with children or young people if applicable.
  • The reference is only provided if the candidate worked with you or for you in their role for 4 working weeks or more.
  • The reference of employment must be relatable to work completed by the candidate in the last 5 years.
  • The reference must be based on a position of childcare or professional household staff employment.
  • The reference provided is based on professional conduct and not personal opinion.

By completing the reference, you are declaring that you can comply with the above criteria.

Our website is secure, and uses encryption. All our branches are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO – UK Data Protection) and take great care of your personal details.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns regarding our reference policy or if you would like to speak to one of our team about providing a reference, please call us on: 02078701044

Thank you for taking the time to complete the reference on behalf of the candidate.

What is a Character Reference request?

Harmony at Home Character Reference Request

In order to give a character reference, you need to ensure that:

  • You are not related to the candidate.
  • You have known the candidate in their professional capacity.
  • You have known the candidate for at least 2 years.
  • You provide a reference based on the candidates behaviour, and not your personal opinion.

The ideal person(s) to provide a character reference are:

Current employer, current client, former employer, business friend, co-worker, current teacher, former teacher, principal, headteacher, family friend (someone who has known the candidate for a long time), a leader or other member of a voluntary organisation, club or other groups (Guides and Scouts for example) that the candidate participates in.

Please note, all juniors and college leavers will need 2 character references in order to register with Harmony at Home. They will also be required to go through the full vetting process with Harmony at Home.

Our website is secure, and uses encryption. All our branches are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO – UK Data Protection) and take great care of your personal details.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns regarding our reference policy or if you would like to speak to one of our team about providing a reference, please call us on: 02078701044

Thank you for taking the time to complete the reference on behalf of the candidate.

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