Self-declaration form: template and guidance
Use our template to help you collect self-declarations from shortlisted candidates during your recruitment process – you can adapt it based on the role you're recruiting for. Find out how to manage self-declarations appropriately.
Template self-declaration form
These templates comply with the requirements and guidance set out in:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) (paragraph 198)
- DBS and Ministry of Justice guidance on DBS filtering
What to do with self-declaration information
KCSIE says you should ask shortlisted candidates to complete a self-declaration form.
The purpose of the self-declaration is to give candidates the opportunity to share relevant information and allow this to be discussed and considered (more on this below).
You should not: