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KSCIE January 2021 update

An update has been made to Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) to take account of changes to recruitment after the UK left the EU (see below). The latest version can be downloaded here: Keeping children safe in education (2020) Update – January 2021 (Post EU Exit)

In terms of sharing with staff, I think the change is minimal and most staff won’t need to have updated copies or anything later that. However, as the change involves recruitment, I suggest that you inform senior leaders, governors, and office staff who deal with recruitment or the single central register. For this group of people I would record somewhere that you have communicated the change, either individually or via a meeting minute.

KSCIE January 2021 update

This guidance replaces Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020. Changes are strictly limited to those related to the UK leaving the EU on 31 December 2020.

European Economic Area (EEA) regulating authority teacher sanctions or restrictions

149. From 01 January 2021 the TRA Teacher Services system will no longer maintain a list of those teachers who have been sanctioned in EEA member states. Advice about how information about a teacher’s past conduct may be obtained can be found at paragraph 172.

172. …schools and colleges must make any further checks they think appropriate so that any relevant events that occurred outside the UK can be considered. These checks could include, where available:

·        criminal records checks for overseas applicants – Home Office guidance can be found on GOV.UK; and for teaching positions

·        obtaining a letter of professional standing from the professional regulating authority in the country in which the applicant has worked. Advice about which regulatory or professional bod applicants should contact is available from the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom, UK NARIC.

Further information can be found in DfE Guidance: Recruit teachers from overseas

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