Template self-declaration form
These templates comply with the requirements and guidance set out in:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 (paragraphs 216 to 221)
- 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.
You should not:
- Ask candidates to make a self-declaration earlier in your recruitment process – you should only request one when you shortlist the candidate
- Request a self-declaration as a part of their application to decide whether they should progress to the next stage of the recruitment process
Treat self-declaration information with caution
This is because