Prohibition from Teaching Check

As I travel around the country undertaking safeguarding audits, I am continuing to see Single Central Records (SCR) that do not have a column for the Prohibition from Teaching check. Since September 2013, the Prohibition Check should have been completed for all new staff who have Qualified Teacher Status and recorded on the SCR.

In some cases people do not know about the check, but others think that the check is another name for what used to be known as List 99, and some people think the check is completed as part of the Enhanced DBS.

There are three checks to complete for teachers:

Enhanced DBS check, which will include a check of the Children’s Barred List; and
a Prohibition from Teaching check.

The Prohibition from Teaching check is not done as part of the Enhanced DBS check and must be completed by the school themselves. (DBS do not complete prohibition checks, and as far as I’m aware, no umbrella body company does this check either.)

The Prohibition from Teaching database is managed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and can be accessed here: Employer Access Online.

Further Information about the Single Central Record can be found here:

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