Safeguarding checks for Education programmes

In October 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) issued an update to its Statutory Guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education.” As a result of this update, further safeguarding checks must be carried out on applicants due to embark on a course that involves working with children in schools, in addition to the usual Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Childcare Disqualification Declaration

Edge Hill are required to ensure that applicants are (under the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2009) not disqualified from working in a childcare setting.

A person may be disqualified through:
1. Having certain orders or other restrictions placed upon them;
2. Having committed certain offences.

A disqualified person is not permitted to continue to work in a school setting. Unless they apply for and are granted a waiver from OfSTED.

You will be asked to declare that you are not disqualified from working with children when you enrol.

Prohibition to teach check

Edge Hill are required to check that all applicants due to commence a programme of Initial Teacher Training are not subject to a prohibition to teach order issued by the Secretary of State.

You do not need to complete anything for this check to be carried out. Your details will be checked by Admissions staff prior to enrolment to ensure you are not subject to a prohibition order. We will only contact you if we are unable to confirm that you are not subject to such an order.

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