The International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC)

The United Kingdom developed International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) to help, better and protect children from UK nationals or anyone. The International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) is a criminal records check for UK nationals, or non-UK nationals who’ve previously lived in the UK, looking to work with children overseas.

The ICPC issued the following check made against the police information and in its data base, in the UK, lists of all of the applicants’ convictions. The certificate can provide assurance with the staff employee in schools voluntary association do not have criminal record in UK to make them unsuitable to work with children. ICPC has been produced by the Association of Chief Police Officer Criminal records Office (ACRO) in conjunction with National Crime Agency (NCA) child exploitation and online protection command, the UKS National Law Enforcement Agency for child protection.

There are two parts to the certificate:

Part 1 – Disclosure of any convictions, impending prosecutions, cautions, reprimands, warnings and current investigations held on UK police databases in accordance with the ACRO step-down model.

Part 2 – Disclosure of any information deemed relevant for disclosure by NCA-CEOP in the interests of child protection.

The employer will consider the content of the certificate when deciding suitability for entry into the organisation/contact with children. You should ask the employer directly if you have any queries as to the criteria considered in the assessment.