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19 January 2021
By Rebecca Avery

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Post EU Exit Update

The DfE have issued a revised version of KCSIE 2020 with changes strictly limited to those related to the UK leaving the EU.

From 01 January 2021 the TRA Teacher Services system will no longer maintain a list of those teachers who have been sanctioned in EEA member states.

Candidates from overseas must undergo the same checks as all other staff in schools, including obtaining an enhanced DBS certificate with barred list information. This still applies even if the candidate has never been to the UK.

  • When recruiting, you must:
    • follow Part 3 of KCSIE which sets out the safer recruitment checks schools must conduct.
    • make any further checks you think appropriate so that relevant events that occurred outside of the UK can be considered - the Home Office provides guidance on criminal records checks for overseas applicants.
    • carry out additional checks for teaching roles, which may include information about their past conduct, for example, by checking documents issued by overseas teaching authorities - you should also consider this evidence together with other information which you have obtained through other safer employment checks.

Further information can be found in Paragraph 172 of the revised document, which can be found here.