DBS Checks for schools

Schools need to know the types of checks they require for their teaching and support staff. At Care Check we can provide you with the information you may require. If you have any questions, please call us today!

Who needs a DBS check in a school?

If a person is going to work in a school, regardless of the job role, they will require a criminal record check because they will be working in an environment with a vulnerable group.

Ensuring children and young people are safe is the most important factor for any school. They must adhere to a strict recruitment procedure to assist them in identifying any applicant who is not suitable to work with children.

Teachers working in education would need to have an Enhanced DBS check which is regulated to work with children, but support staff will also require the same level check.

Teaching assistants

Despite a teaching assistant not having the same responsibility as a teacher, they will still be supporting the children and will therefore require an Enhanced DBS check regulated to work with children.

School governors

School governors are required by law to carry out an Enhanced DBS check and the school where they govern would have to request the disclosure for the individual. The check would require regulated activity with children because they are still deemed as a vulnerable group.

DBS checks for supply teachers

Although supply teachers are not permanent staff, they would still be teaching children so the same rules apply as it does to permanent staff. All teachers will need a Enhanced DBS check regulated against the child barred list.

Do volunteers need a DBS check to work in a school?

Yes. Despite whether a person is getting paid for work or not, if they are to be assisting children of any sort they will still need the Enhanced level DBS check which must be regulated with children.


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