Changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education Update from the HR Team


Dear Colleague,

You may well already be aware that the statutory guidance document “Keeping Children Safe in Education” has been revised from 1 September 2021. Please find attached a slide that you may wish to show staff at training sessions or in team meetings to raise awareness of the new document.

As a consequence of the changes in the document when recruiting staff the questions related to criminal records need to be removed from the application form and a new self-declaration form should be created.
The self-declaration form should be sent together with the interview invite and completed only by the shortlisted candidates.

Please update your school’s application forms accordingly but in the meantime feel free to use a BC application form should you require to advertise a position with us. When sending an advert to please let the advertising team know that you wish to use a BC teaching or non-teaching application form. We are in the process of updating the schools web and working on the accessible version of the application forms.

BC Application Form Teaching (Updated August 2021)

BC Self declaration form (Update August 2021)

BC Application Form Non Teaching – DBS (Updated August 2021)

KCSiE – slide for HT INSET day Autumn term 2021


Thank you for your help,


Anna Falek                                                                                                                         Bev Black MCIPD

Schools, Early Careers and Safeguarding Resourcing Advisor                            Senior HR Consultant