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Criminal Records Checks

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many enhanced checks (a) have been carried out and (b) remain to be carried out in the academic year 2002–03 by the Criminal Records Bureau on (i) teaching staff, (ii) non-teaching

Support staff in maintained nursery, primary, middle and secondary schools special schools1 and pupil referral units in England— Full-time equivalents January of each year
Teaching assistants3
Teaching assistants35.538.839.345.355.657.373.1
Special needs support staff24.526.029.532.437.746.746.8
Minority ethnic pupil support staff1.
Administrative staff
Other admin/clerical staff7.
Other support staff
Matrons/nurses/medical staff41.
Child care staff (boarding schools)
Total support staff136.5143.8151.5164.7189.0217.0225.3
(Total excluding nursery schools)134.1141.5149.0162.1186.3214.2222.4
1 Includes non-maintained special (and special and general hospital schools).
2 Provisional.
3 Includes nursery assistants in nursery schools.
4 Included with 'other' in nursery schools.

school staff, (iii) governors and (iv) parent volunteers; and how many checks will be carried out on each category; [119426]

(2) how many school-related local authority staff (a) have been checked and (b) remain in need of checking by the Criminal Records Bureau in the academic year 2002–03. [119437]