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Checks for agency staff
Find information on which checks must be carried out on agency staff, such as supply teachers. This includes whether you need to obtain DBS certificates and what to record on the SCR, as well as a template record form to get written confirmation of checks.
Checks for new school staff and governors
Use our list of required checks for new staff, volunteers and governors to stay compliant with the latest statutory safeguarding guidance.
Checks for school volunteers
The requirements for checks on volunteers differ depending on the circumstances. Use our flowchart to determine what safeguarding checks are required, and read about what other checks you may choose to do.
Checks for staff who have lived or worked overseas
You must make 'appropriate' further checks on staff who have lived or worked outside the UK. Find guidance on what these 'appropriate' checks might be, and how to carry them out.
Checks on teachers' qualifications
You must check qualifications for new teachers. Read about how to carry out these checks.
Job offer letter: template
Download our template job offer letter to save yourself some time and make sure you're including the right information. You'll also find an example from a school, and more information on written statements of terms and conditions of employment.
Medical checks for new school staff
You need to verify an applicant's mental and physical fitness before appointing them to a role. Read the rules around how to do this and avoid leaving yourself open to discrimination claims.
Missing references for school staff
Some schools don't have records of references for staff on the single central record (SCR), in particular longstanding members of staff. Find out how to deal with this situation.
Prohibition from teaching checks
You are required to check whether teachers and support staff that carry out teaching work are subject to a prohibition order. Understand what a prohibition order is, and how to carry out a check.
Right to work checks
Find resources to help you carry out these required checks.
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