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DBS and other required checks for trustees, members and local governors
Be clear on what checks need to be carried out on members, trustees – including chairs – and local governors when they join your academy trust.
DBS checks: do I need a new one?
DBS checks don't expire – it's for the school employer to decide if you need a new check. Find out when you might be asked for a new one, and how the DBS Update Service can help you keep your certificate current.
DBS checks for governors and trustees
Save time by reading our summary of the rules on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for governors in just one page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
DBS checks: requirements for governors (maintained)
Find out what checks are required for governors in maintained schools, so you can make sure your school is compliant.
Required checks for new school staff and volunteers
Find out which recruitment checks your school needs to do on staff members, contractors, agency staff and volunteers.
Section 128 checks
Make sure you know who should have a section 128 check under the latest safeguarding guidance and how school staff will carry one out. Understand what the check looks for and why it's important.