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Checks for new school staff

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Last updated on 7 September 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What checks must be done on new school staff? This article, which includes a KeyDoc checklist to download, sets out the checks required for new school staff, volunteers and governors, as outlined in the DfE's statutory safeguarding guidance. We also relay advice on checking periods of unemployment.

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  1. 1 Staying compliant
  2. 2 KeyDoc checklist: checks for new school staff
  3. 3 Staff employed by the school
  4. 4 Staff not directly employed by the school
  5. 5 Checks for governors and trustees 
  6. 6 Checking periods of unemployment

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