Disclosure and Barring Service Checks for Governors
DBS Checks for Governors
All governing bodies in maintained schools should be aware that new regulations came into effect relating to Disclosure and Barring Service checks for governors in all maintained schools.
The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into force on 18th March 2016 and contain two key requirements for governors in maintained schools.
• Governors elected/appointed before 1st April 2016 and not holding an enhanced DBS check, the governing body must apply for a DBS check by 1st September 2016.
• Governors elected or appointed on or after 1st April 2016 not holding an enhanced DBS check, the governing body must apply for a DBS check within 21 days of the appointment or election.
If you have any queries about the latest situation regarding DBS checks, please contact the Governance Consultancy Help desk on 0800 073 4444 ext 835030.