It is your statutory duty to ensure that any contractor (or employee of the contractor) who is to work at your school or college, has been subject to the appropriate level of DBS check.

It is your statutory duty to require an enhanced DBS certificate (including barred list information) for contractors engaging in regulated activity.

It is your statutory duty to require an enhanced DBS check (not including barred list information) for contractors who are not engaging in regulated activity (but whose work provides them with an opportunity for regular contact with children).

It is your statutory duty to check the identity of contractors and their staff on arrival at your school or college.

If the contractor is self-employed, you should strongly consider obtaining the DBS check (as self-employed people are not able to apply directly to the DBS on their own account).


Your checklist:

  1. If in regulated activity, require an enhanced DBS certificate including barred list information

  2. If not in regulated activity, require an enhanced DBS certificate not including barred list information

  3. Check the identity of contractors and staff on arrival

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