Last reviewed on 13 July 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Verify their identity Get an enhanced DBS check certificate, with barred list check if they'll be in regulated activity (when using the DBS update service, you still need to get the original physical certificate) Get a separate barred list check if they'll start work in regulated activity before the DBS certificate is available Verify their mental and physical fitness to carry out their work responsibilities (where relevant and as permitted by the Equality Act 2010) Verify their right to work in the UK, including EU nationals Make any further checks you feel are necessary if they've lived or worked outside the UK. Where available, these could include: For all staff, including teaching positions: criminal records checks for overseas applicants For teaching positions: obtaining a letter of professional standing from the professional regulating authority in the country(ies) where the applicant has worked Verify their professional qualifications, if appropriate (for example, qualified teacher status) Check they're not