Some of you may have seen the article published by the BBC last week regarding criminal background checks for private tutors, which at Think Tutors is extremely important to us. Unfortunately due to a loophole in UK law, it is not a legal requirement for private tutors to have a criminal background check, also known as a DBS certificate, which according to the NSPCC could be putting children at risk. There are now calls to close these loopholes and hold tutors in the same regard as teachers who must legally undergo background checks.
At Think Tutors we put students and parents first and will always ensure that our tutors have have an up-to-date DBS certificate. We don’t stop there, we personally interview tutors, verify their identify and obtain references in order to ensure piece of mind and bespoke, first class tutoring.
You can find the full article here.