Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

Moore Teachers is fully committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment. As part of our commitment to safer recruitment, our pre-employment vetting checks – detailed in the ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ statutory guidance – are designed to prevent unsuitable people working with children. A copy of our Safeguarding policy is available upon request.


Application Process

Every candidate completes a registration form, which enables us to obtain:


  • Full identification details
  • Details of qualifications
  • Full history of education and employment together with explanations of any gaps
  • Details of at least 2 referees, of which one will be the last employer and one where the candidate has worked with children
  • Signed declaration that the candidate does not have sanctions imposed by the Teaching Regulation Agency
  • Signed statement that the candidate has no convictions, cautions or warnings or attaches details of these
  • Verification of the Right to Work in the UK
  • Signed statement of medical fitness to work
  • Evidence of current Safeguarding and Prevent training


Types of Check

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS checks): All candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS with barred list information. Teachers coming from overseas undergo the same checks as UK teachers together with an overseas police check.


DBS Update Service: All staff are made aware of the update service which came into force June 2013. For staff who have subscribed to this service, an instant online check of their DBS is made. Regular checks will be made annually, or when there is a gap of at least 3 months of working with us.


Prohibition of Teachers: Every teacher is checked against the TRA prohibition and sanctions list. Any teacher found to be prohibited from teaching will not be appointed to work


Recruitment of Ex-Offenders: All school-based jobs are exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974.

All staff are asked to complete a criminal self-disclosure at the point of registration. The self-disclosure requires all applicants to declare any and all spent and unspent convictions, cautions and warnings or bind overs.


If a positive disclosure is found on the applicant’s DBS, this will be compared with the self-disclosure made. A Risk Assessment regarding the positive disclosure will be made and discussed with the candidate. We will share this information with the appropriate contact in school and together make a judgement regarding the applicant’s suitability.


Moore Teachers, in conjunction with the school contact, will make a judgement about suitability and will take into consideration the nature of the offence, the nature of the appointment, the age of the offence and the frequency of the offence.


For further information, please ask to see our policy on The Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Good teaching is a more a giving of right questions than giving the right answers


Josel Albers