Education Partner with First Advantage today for quality education industry background checks and screening services. Hire smarter. Onboard faster.

Why do I need
background checks in the education sector?

Asking an employee who works in regulated activity with children to undertake a criminal record check may not be a legal requirement. However, it's a criminal offence to knowingly recruit, or continue to employ, someone in regulated activity who is listed on the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) barred lists.

To wait for a person to harm someone is an unnecessary lapse in our duty of care. We all have a part to play in helping safeguard vulnerable people. First Advantage’s background checks in the education sector give you peace of mind that your school or campus is a safe place for both students and staff.

By performing background screening checks on new applicants, not only can you be sure the individual is exactly who they say they are and they’re suitable to work in education, but you’ll also deter unsuitable individuals from applying to begin with.

Why choose First Advantage for
your education sector background checks?

Protected

Neglecting to conduct background checks could leave your organisation vulnerable to recriminations, possible fines, and reputational risk.

Support

Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure your employee background check service system is set up to meet your processing requirements. Our dedicated, global client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.

Compliance

Be absolutely confident people are who they say they are and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.

Specialist

We are the largest criminal record check provider in the UK and support hundreds of universities, colleges, academies, schools and nurseries to effectively manage their safeguarding and vetting protocols and processes with our online screening services, eligibility team and support staff.

Contact us

Get in touch with our expert team today to find out how we can help you hire smarter and onboard faster.