Safeguarding & Compliance

Safeguarding, Recruitment & Vetting Checks

By working with SSD, teachers, assistants and schools can be confident that they are in the safe hands of expert education staff, trained and experienced at putting the interests of children first. The team at SSD are passionate that supply teachers and assistants should make an important contribution to the smooth running of schools, raising standards and the safety of children in their care.

The safety and welfare of children is paramount at all times and it is our policy to ensure that all relevant pre-registration checks are carried out by staff that are trained in procedures and understand their responsibilities.

Vetting Checks

In line with the DfE statutory guidelines “Keeping Children Safe in Education,” we thoroughly vet all of our supply teachers to ensure suitability. Checks are completed prior to the first placement of a teacher and are repeated at regular intervals. For 100% compliance, the following checks apply to all staff and are conducted prior to first placement:

Face to Face Registration Interview

Enhanced Child Workforce DBS

DBS Update Service (annually)

DfE Teaching Regulation Agency Check (annually)

DBS and Children’s Barred List Check (annually): (Previously List 99)

Prohibition Check (annually)


Staff Suitability Declaration (annually)

Right to Work / Permission to Work in the UK


Two Proofs of Address

A Minimum of Two References

Safeguarding Training (within the last two years)

Prevent Duty Training (within the last two years)

Keeping Children Safe in Education (annually)

Medical Check

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Statement

Overseas Police Check (if candidate has lived/worked outside of the UK for 12+ months within the last 10 years)