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DfE new service for checking teacher's records and the children's barred list - 15/02/2024

The DfE have created a new service for schools to check a teacher’s records and check the children’s barred list, among other services. This will replace Employer Access in April 2024.

Check a teacher’s record

This new service allows you to search for a teacher using their last name and date of birth. You do not need their teacher reference number (TRN).

Check the children’s barred list

The children’s barred list contains details of people who are not allowed to work with children. The list is usually checked as part of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You should only check the children’s barred list separately if a new employee either:

  • will start working with children while waiting for the result of an enhanced DBS check
  • does not need an enhanced DBS check because they’ve worked with children in a school or college within the last 3 months

How to access the new service

Schools will need a DfE log in to access these services. To sign in or create an account, follow this link:

If you need help with signing up to or using the new service, contact the Employer Access team via this email: