Education and Academia

Screening Services for Education and Academia

Education and Academia

Background screening for teachers and support staff is a crucial step in ensuring the safety and well-being of students, as well as maintaining the integrity of educational institutions.

By relying on our expertise, you can sure up your risk mitigations, safeguard your students, pupils and educators, and nurture an environment of trust that will enhance learning in your school, college or university.  

Background screening is a requirement within academia, this enusre that students, pupils and educators can focus on what is important

Why screen teachers and support staff?

Student safety

Background screening helps identify any potential risks or red flags that could jeopardize the safety of students. It allows educational institutions to identify candidates with a history of criminal activity or inappropriate behaviour, ensuring that only trustworthy individuals are entrusted with the care and education of children

Trusted environment

 Background screening helps evaluate the professionalism and ethical conduct of security personnel. This includes assessing their past employment history, references, and qualifications, ensuring they possess the necessary skills and experience to carry out their responsibilities effectively.


Background screening for educatorssp is a critical measure to prioritize student safety, maintain the reputation of educational institutions, ensure legal compliance, protect against liability, and uphold ethical and professional standards in the education sector


By conducting background screenings, educational institutions can identify individuals who may pose a risk to students or the school community. This proactive approach can help mitigate the risk of incidents such as abuse, misconduct, or negligence, thereby reducing potential legal and financial liabilities

Professional standards

Background screening reinforces the importance of upholding ethical and professional standards in the teaching profession. It helps identify candidates with the necessary qualifications, experience, and character traits to be effective educators and positive role models for students.

Legal compliance

Many jurisdictions have legal requirements or regulations in place that mandate background checks for individuals working in educational settings. Conducting background screenings for teachers ensures compliance with these legal obligations and protects schools from potential liability

Speak to one of our Education and Academia screening experts
Call us on 0800 999 7858

Our experts are trained to advise you on the appropriate level of screening you may need depending on your individual  requirements.

The education and academia sector encompasses several institutions dedicated to knowledge dissemination

Schools and K-12 Education
This includes public and private schools providing primary and secondary education to students. It encompasses preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools
Adult and Continuing Education
Adult education programs cater to the learning needs of individuals beyond traditional schooling age. They offer courses, workshops, and training programs to support lifelong learning, career advancement, and personal development
Education Policy and Administration
Focussing on policy development, educational governance, and administration at various levels, including government departments, educational authorities, and educational regulatory bodies. It involves shaping educational policies, ensuring quality standards, and managing educational systems
Higher Education
Higher education institutions include universities, colleges, and professional schools that offer undergraduate and graduate programs, specialized degrees, and professional certifications. This sector also includes community colleges and vocational school
Education Consultancy and Services
This sector includes consulting firms, educational service providers, and educational publishers that offer expertise, guidance, and support to educational institutions. They provide services such as curriculum development, teacher training, assessment, and educational materials
Libraries and Information Services
Libraries and information centres play a crucial role in education and academia by providing access to books, digital resources, research materials, and information services. They support learning, research, and knowledge dissemination