Tutors are not required to have a background check to use our site.
We’re here to help students make an informed choice, as opposed to making that choice for them. We have lots of learners for whom a background check isn’t important. It is not, therefore, a requirement for tutors who use our site to provide a background check.
Those tutors who are awarded the ‘I have a background check’ badge on their profile, have shown us proof that they have an up-to-date enhanced background check or are on the update service, with no past cautions or charges.
Our terms and conditions (https://tutorful.co.uk/terms) set out what we accept when awarding the ‘Background Checked Status’:
“Background Checked Status” means a Tutor displaying the ‘I have a background check’ badge on their profile page on the Website. Background checks must have been awarded within 2 years of the date on which a Tutor creates an account on the Website, and within 3 years at any point in time thereafter. Within these time frames, background checks will be accepted if they are an enhanced check provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland or Access Northern Ireland. Tutorful cannot verify any claim made by Tutors within their profile or in any of other communication which relates to them having a valid background check other than through the awarding of the “Background Checked Status”.
Tutors who do not have the ‘Background Checked Status’ may have a background check, but this has not been verified by Tutorful and we suggest students request to see a copy of this at their first session if this is an important criteria in their selection process.
Tutors should not claim to have a background check on their profile, without submitting evidence to Tutorful of holding the relevant documentation.