All governors need a DBS check
All governors in maintained schools, and trustees and local governors in academies, need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you're in regulated activity, you'll also need a barred list check.
Find out more about DBS check requirements and whether your role involves regulated activity in our articles for maintained schools and academies.
Employers decide whether to accept existing DBS certificates
If you're a new governor and have previously had a DBS check, it's up to the employer to decide whether to accept your existing DBS certificate or require you to get a new check. However, you must have a new check if your current one is:
DBS checks replaced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, however any CRB certificate continues to cover you until the employer decides