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  • DBS checks: requirements for governors (maintained) Learn more about the different types of checks required for governors in maintained schools and how to apply for them. We'll also tell you which checks are required for associate members and what to do if you miss an application deadline.
  • DBS checks: school staff Download our summary table to learn which staff members need to have a criminal records check, and what checks staff need when they've lived overseas.
  • Section 128 checks Make sure you know who should have a section 128 check under the latest safeguarding guidance and how to carry one out. Understand what the check looks for and why it's important.