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Last reviewed on 1 September 2021
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Use our list of required checks for new staff, volunteers and governors to stay compliant with the latest statutory safeguarding guidance.

Download our list of required recruitment checks

Use our list of pre-employment checks for staff and governors to indicate whether:

  • Appropriate checks have been carried out
  • Checks have been recorded on the single central record (where applicable)
  • Copies of evidence of checks have been kept in the employee's personnel file

KeyDoc: checks for new school staff and governors

This list has been approved by Forbes Solicitors, and is based on the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014.

Read further guidance in our articles on what to include on your single central record and what information to keep in staff personnel files.

No requirement to check periods of unemployment

The application form for a role should ask applicants for their employment history. You should address any concerns

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