Last reviewed on 18 August 2021
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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.

Make 'appropriate' further checks

On top of the required pre-employment checks, if the candidate has lived or worked outside the UK, you must make any further checks you consider 'appropriate'.

These checks can help you consider any relevant events outside of the UK that would affect their suitability for employment.

You should follow the same approach no matter which country the applicant has lived or worked in. It doesn't make any difference if they're from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or the rest of the world.

This is set out in paragraph 262 of the statutory safeguarding guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

Your headteacher decides what's 'appropriate'

It's at your headteacher's discretion to decide whether further checks are necessary, based on individual circumstances.

Amount of information disclosed in the DBS check, and Length of time the individual has been in or out of the