Checking Vetting Status

Registered Teachers who have recently applied for vetting

The Teaching Council issued notices to 16,000 teachers who are part of the Retrospective Vetting project on 11 September 2017. Due to the high volume of applications that are being received and processed at present, the turnaround time for applications maybe longer than the normal 5 days.

If you have applied for vetting recently via the Teaching Council and you wish to check the status of your application with the National Vetting Bureau you can do so by logging on to the National Vetting Bureau website.

The vetting application number/application ID as issued by email on successful completion of a vetting application is required.

Previously vetted teachers

All registered teachers who have been vetted through the Teaching Council will have been issued with either a Teaching Council GCVU vetting result letter (prior to 29 April 2016) or a National Vetting Bureau Disclosure (post 29 April 2016).

Registered teachers can check their previous vetting status by logging in to view /change their registration details using a password here. Once successfully logged in, the most recent vetting information held by the Teaching Council is available to view under the 'Vetting Details' option on the left.

Teachers may have a status of

  • Approved
  • Ratified by Evidence of Character Panel
  • Approved by EOCP (Evidence of Character Panel)
  • Approved by EOCP with Conditions.

The requirement to be vetted for both employment and registration purposes is now provided for in law, under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 and the Teaching Council Act 2001-2015. If you have not previously completed the vetting process via the Teaching Council, you will be contacted by the Teaching Council over the coming months and invited to complete the process under the Retrospective Vetting of Registered Teachers Project. Further information on the retrospective vetting of registered teachers is available here.

Further information for schools and BOM regarding retrospective vetting is available here.