Making Great Things Happen

Building a Better Recruitment Service

Trusted, Committed and Responsive Recruitment

Criminal justice employers of every shape and size know our candidates are ready to hit the ground running, with the necessary vetting, mandatory training, DBS and reference checks all taken care of.

Following the success of Instant Healthcare UK Social Care, we launched our specialist criminal justice division in 2010. We have kept the business model exactly the same, offering a highly personalised and responsive recruitment service to attract the very best candidates in this sector.

As specialist criminal justice recruiters, our consultants understand the qualifications, skills and experience required to fill particular roles. As a result, our clients are willing to pay a little more for contract workers they know will become valued members of the team. This means you, the candidate, can not only access exclusive criminal justice opportunities, but you also receive rates other agencies can’t match.

Your new recruitment partner

Our success is built on the close relationships we build with clients and candidates alike by providing a responsive, pro-active and accurate recruitment service. The difference is that we go beyond the call of duty to deliver what you need, when you need it.


For candidates, we start searching for the next role before your current contract has finished, ensuring continuous work and a regular income. You can submit your timesheets online, and our PayTech system ensures you get paid on time, every time.


For clients, we can fill a position in as little as 24 hours. Our Smart Search candidate generation system takes all the guesswork out of your search so we can handpick the perfect person for the job. The result is a fast, efficient and streamlined process that delivers time and time again.


It’s a very straight forward system, very smooth and easy to use. Some compliance systems with other agencies have put me off of the whole placement as they have too many paper forms to fill out and sign, so couldn’t fault Safeguarding First at all.