You are here:
Self-declaration form: template and guidance
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
This template complies with the requirements and guidance set out in:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) (paragraph 198)
- DBS and Ministry of Justice guidance on DBS filtering
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
The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.