Prohibition Checks

Prohibition Checks Online service covers the requirements for Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) requirements.

There are three checks that are carried out to process the prohibition checks. The checks confirm whether the applicant is prohibited from working within the educational establishment.  Local Authorities, Schools and further education institutions must check if a person has been prohibited before confirming the person’s appointment.  This is to ensure they do not appoint a person whose employment is prohibited.

Who can request Prohibition Checks?
Prohibition Checks are exclusive to the Education sector. Only professions such as teachers, tutors, and teaching assistants are eligible for this search.

Prohibition checks are a requirement for teaching staff.  This is in accordance with the “Keeping children safe in education” guidance issued by the Department for Education.

APCS provide an electronic certificate to indicate the prohibition check has been completed. You can then enter the dates of the check on your single central record (SCR).  This is to confirm the prohibition check has been carried out.

Prices and turnaround times.
A Prohibition check is £15.00 (not including VAT), you will receive the result the same day if you order before 2.30pm Monday to Friday. For any orders received after 2.30pm, the results will be issued the next working day.

If you order a Fast Track Prohibition Check the result will be with you within just one hour! There is an additional cost of £2.50 (plus VAT) for this service.

We also offer discounts if you are already registered with us to process your DBS checks.

How do I apply for Prohibition Checks online?
Simply click on the “Apply Now” button and register your account.  It is free to register!

What other services do APCS provide for schools, local authorities and supply agencies?
At APCS we also provide the following services:

  • Online DBS Checks
  • Children’s Barred List Checks (formally List 99 Checks)
  • Prohibition Checks
  • EEA Checks
  • Section 128 Checks
  • Education/Professional Qualification Checks
  • Fully managed single central record (all data is automatically downloaded) – Why enter the data twice?

If you are interested in all your checks being carried out quickly, competitively, and by a single source, contact APCS today on 0845 6431145.  We provide recruitment vetting services to over 10,000 organisations across the UK.

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