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Candidate Testimonials


“I've been with Sanctuary now, since 2008 and have had the same consultant throughout (Deane Garrard). I've got to say, the service provided by Sanctuary has been second to none. It’s been absolutely exceptional.

I have been with agencies in between and I've always come back to Sanctuary because they've been amazing. They've treated me really well, they've always found the work I was looking for and they've provided me with support throughout my journey as a social worker.

Actually, I would go as far as to say without them, I don’t think I would be the social worker that I am today.”


“The application process was very, very swift.

My consultant has guided me through interview techniques and has ensured I am prepared for interview and he has helped me come a long way.”


“As a social worker, it’s important for me to feel supported by my agency.

Sanctuary have given me a named worker, he makes me feel supported.

Even when I’m making decisions to move jobs, he’s helping me look for other work and helping me end my current position without any judgement.”


“I've been working with Sanctuary since 2010 and my consultant has always ensured that I have the right opportunities offered to me. Even my move to a senior post was well thought out and thoroughly discussed with me. The staff at Sanctuary are like family; all are friendly, courteous and super efficient. Any queries I've had have always been resolved in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Sanctuary to anyone considering locum work.“


“My Sanctuary consultant has so much gravity and common sense in his approach to his work. He is polite, quick on the uptake, innovative and very motivational. He insisted on travelling up to meet me personally in Leeds to go through the paperwork to register me with Sanctuary at the start and has never failed to be less than polite, responsive, keen to obtain results and supportive throughout the time I have worked with him. Candidates like myself hugely value his work; he is undoubtedly a huge asset to your company, with excellent prospects to develop further new skills. His sense of loyalty and commitment to maintaining a personal and honest (whilst always professional) approach is greatly valued by me.”


“I have been delighted with the service that Sanctuary has provided. My consultant has always been friendly, approachable and efficient in getting me assignments. I worked through Sanctuary initially in Scotland and then when I moved to England in 2013, he helped me through the process of registering with the HCPC and organised background checks before offering me a position with a local authority which has been enjoyable and rewarding. I have since been successful in gaining a permanent job with the same local authority and will be starting my new contract soon.

I am pleased Sanctuary was able to help me make the transition to work in a new country and in getting settled into social work here. I would, and do, recommend Sanctuary to other social workers.”


“I would like to highly commend my Sanctuary Social Care consultant. He takes a great deal of time to ensure I am happy in what I am doing and planning what I wish to do next. He is very knowledgeable and professional, and I would recommend Sanctuary to anyone on the basis of my involvement with him. This is the first time I have done agency work and I firmly believe I will continue to do this kind of work on the basis of the care and attention I have been given.”


“I signed up with Sanctuary Social Care so I could find a position that would enable me to spend more time with my child and be in a better financial position. I am thrilled with the job that I was able to secure and the pay rate offered to me. My consultant has been of great assistance to me; supporting me with my career development and going above and beyond to help me get employment in my desired field of work that caters to my family life and financial needs.

I commend Sanctuary for the continuous high standard of service, hard work and caring nature. I would definitely be recommending others to Sanctuary.”


“I have worked with Sanctuary for the past year and cannot praise my consultant enough. He is very honest, an active listener and truly committed to the individual he is working with and their professional development. I have worked with a number of social work agencies over the past 3 years and can confirm that the service received from Sanctuary is excellent. They make a real difference.”


“After 12 years in a permanent position in a local authority, I decided to register with an agency and a colleague recommended Sanctuary Social Care. Since joining, my consultant has been exceptionally helpful and has sourced suitable positions for me within various authorities, always going the extra mile to achieve positive results for me. He is a consummate professional and a credit to Sanctuary Social Care.

I have moved up the career ladder into a management position and have remained with Sanctuary, simply because of the trust built over the years. I am now able to approach my consultant and his team when recruiting staff for my current team. I would happily recommend Sanctuary Social Care to colleagues at all levels."


“I would not hesitate to recommend Sanctuary to others as I have personally experienced a service and support over and above what has been expected from my experience with other agencies.”


“From my initial contact with Sanctuary Social Care to the present date, I have been extremely impressed with the standard of professionalism displayed by all employees at the organisation, but particularly my designated consultants; they have provided me with excellent support and their communication has been outstanding. In my experience I have found that both consistently work within the higher echelons of professional practice and I would highly recommend them and the organisation they represent, Sanctuary Social Care.”


“I feel loyal to Sanctuary because of the working relationship my consultant has built up with me. 

There is literally nothing that is too much trouble. Anytime you need to speak to him, he makes sure he's available or he will always phone back.  His personality and people skills come across and he immediately puts you at ease. 

I know and feel confident that if I have any issues as a temp, I can go to him and he will do everything that he can to help. He is setting the bar high and I hope he is being recognised for his hard work!”


I have found Sanctuary Personnel to be professional, helpful, and quick to handle any problems that arise. When I have contacted them, they return my emails or phone calls quickly. I also find it helpful that there are free numbers for telephone calls and faxing as I am sure this is appreciated by my employers.

The person I have worked with since I enrolled with Sanctuary is professional, helpful and patient even when I have been a little more assertive than I should have been. He is always polite, empathetic; he knows the stresses of social work and ensures a supportive service. I know that if he says he will deal with a request he will. 

For example, he contacted me recently with a job that was right for me but I did not have a car and so he went above and beyond his required role to ensure that I was able to hire a car and fulfil the contract.”


"Some months back I decided to apply to register with an agency having taken redundancy. It was a difficult time for me for a variety of reasons and registering with an agency filled me with dread.

Thankfully my first point of contact was up front and realistic about the possible options available to me, he was and continues to be very patient and professional, which at times cannot be easy. 

He was very precise in detailing what information was required and what I needed to do. He contacted me on a daily basis chasing up any outstanding items or actions that I needed to do until I had provided everything."


"I found Sanctuary Agency to be very supportive and helpful in finding a job for me that reflected my qualifications and experience.  

My consultant kept me up to date with work available and listened carefully to my own requirements i.e. location of work, salary etc.  Interviews were arranged with exceptional speed and efficiency.  I will certainly recommend this agency to friends and colleagues."


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