Make 'appropriate' further checks
On top of the required pre-employment checks for all candidates, if the candidate has lived or worked outside the UK, you must also make any further checks that you consider 'appropriate'.
These checks can help you consider any relevant events outside of the UK that would affect their suitability for employment.
Follow the same approach no matter which country the applicant has lived or worked in. It doesn't matter if they're from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or the rest of the world.
This is set out in paragraph 280 of the statutory safeguarding guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022.
Below, we explain how to decide whether you need to conduct additional checks. The guidance below is based on advice from safeguarding experts Andrea Glynn, Andrew Chubb, Gulshan Kayembe and Andrew Hall.
To help you decide what