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Use our template to help you collect self-declarations from shortlisted candidates during your recruitment process – you can adapt it based on the role you're recruiting for. Find out how to manage self-declarations appropriately.

Template self-declaration form

 KeyDoc: template self-declaration form for academies

This template complies with the requirements and guidance set out in:

What to do with self-declaration information

KCSIE says you should ask shortlisted candidates to complete a self-declaration form. 

The purpose of the self-declaration is to give candidates the opportunity to share relevant information and allow this to be discussed and considered (more on this below). 

You should not:

  • Ask candidates to make a self-declaration earlier in your recruitment process (for instance, when applying for a role)
  • Use the information in the self-declaration to remove people from your shortlist, or deny them an interview
  • Use the information in the self-declaration to decide whether someone should progress to the next stage of the recruitment process (with some exceptions, which we'll explain later)

Treat self-declaration information with caution


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