[Skip to Content]

Search from
-,--- schools
20 Jan 2016

New safer recruitment check from 18 January – schools must check teacher restrictions imposed in Europe

An EU directive has introduced a new requirement on European Economic Area (EEA) authorities, which have responsibility for regulating the teaching profession, to share teacher prohibitions/sanctions with other EEA teacher regulators.

As part of this requirement, and to support safer recruitment considerations, from 18 January 2016 a new service functionality has been introduced to Employer Access (EA) Online that will allow schools to identify teacher restrictions imposed by all EEA authorities in addition to the normal teacher prohibition pre-appointment checks detailed at part 3 of Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance. EA Online will only show EEA sanctions made after 18 January.

EA Online will be amended late February to include a separate EEA sanction list, in the meantime schools should access the ‘teachers prohibited from the profession’ list to check EEA authority restrictions in force - you can’t use the general search function to identify these restrictions.

Keeping Children Safe in Education will be updated to reflect the new functionality in due course.

Restrictions imposed by another EEA authority do not prevent an individual from taking up teaching positions in England. However, schools should consider the circumstances leading to the restriction when considering a candidate’s suitability. The EA Online service explains how to get additional information about EEA restrictions.

6 Jul 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update July 2017

Information on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), the children and social work act 2017 and automated external defibrillators guidance.

Read More
7 Jun 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update June 2017

Safeguarding checklist

Read More
4 May 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update May 2017

NSPCC online safety

Read More
4 Apr 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update April 2017

Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors

Read More
7 Mar 2017 Safeguarding

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

The Inquiry continues and all schools need to ensure that you are prepared by conducting an internal review of all documentation to ensure that there is access to any information which may be relevant for the inquiry.

Read More
20 Jan 2017

Counter-extremism policy in English schools

Briefing paper from the House of Commons

1 Sep 2016

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE

1 Jul 2014

Identification Checking Guidelines

Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.