Vetting & Security

As an accredited member of the REC, we ensure at JDS Recruitment that we strictly adhere to rules and regulations and are always fully up to date on changes within the Education sector.

Nothing is more important than the safeguarding of our children, and rightly we see this as our top priority. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all our staff and our candidates on its register to share this commitment and to be fully aware of the importance of child protection


As a provider of staff to schools we believe it’s equally our responsibility to ensure the safety of all children and young adults. We carrying out the upmost stringent checks and vetting procedures on all our applicants seeking work through JDS Recruitment.


In line with the REC and DfE “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” the levels of checks carried out include:


  • Photo Identity (Passport, Birth Certificate)

  • Proof of Address (Within the last 3 months) Examples could include a recent Utility or Council Tax Bill)

  • Proof of National Insurance (NI Card or Documentation from the Inland Revenue i.e. P45, P60 etc.)

  • Right to work in the UK

  • For UK/EU candidates – a valid UK/EU Passport/I.D. Card

  • For candidates outside of the UK/EU – a Valid Visa or Work Permit)



  • Membership of the Teaching Agency Employer Access Service

  • Proof of Teaching qualifications (original certificates, diploma) – checked & verified by DfE or NCTL/QTLS

  • Equivalent Overseas Trained Teacher qualifications checked & verified by UK NARIC


  • Original copy of the DBS Certificate

  • Confirmation if the DBS has been Subscribed to the Update Service

  • Overseas Workers - Police Checks carried out for time spent living or working outside of the UK

  • Barred List

References & Employment History

JDS Recruitment require at least 2 professional references that cover a period of the last 2 years. One of these must be from the most recent employer.

Fit to Work

All of our candidates are required to ensure that they are in good health and able to meet the daily responsibilities of working in a school environment.

Face to Face Interview

All candidates are personally interviewed by a professional and trained Consultant to discuss your experience, particular requirements and career aspirations.


Any further queries about our vetting or safeguarding processes, please call us today on 0203 794 6662 or kindly send an email to: