Last reviewed on 13 July 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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For supply staff, you must get written confirmation that the agency/business supplying the staff member has carried out the relevant checks/obtained the relevant certificates that you would have, had you employed the staff member directly. (See 'Checks on staff employed by the school').

Where this includes an enhanced DBS check, you must make sure that this written confirmation confirms that the certificate has been obtained by the agency/business.

Where a position requires a barred list check, the agency/business must have obtained this before appointing the individual, and must provide you with written confirmation of this. 

When an agency staff member arrives for work, you must check that they are the same person on whom the checks have been carried out.Academies, independent schools, and non-maintained