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26 Aug 2014

Disclosure and Barring Service - August 2014

The Disclosure and Barring Service has updated some of their ‘update service guidance’ documents.

Updated guidance

The Disclosure and Barring Service has updated some of their ‘update service guidance’ documents. They have also updated their identification checking guidelines.

Changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Exceptions Order 1975

A number of changes to the Exceptions Order came into effect from 1 July 2014. For more information on the positions that this will affect, please see the July edition of the DBS Disclosure News . DBS has also updated their guidance on dealing with eligibility.

New forms

DBS updated their forms in March this year. They have now sent out new forms to all registered bodies and are requesting that, once the new forms have been received, all old forms are destroyed. For more information, please see the July edition of the DBS Disclosure News.

Eligibility checks for volunteers

DBS published a short note in their August newsletter on the steps to go through when submitting an application for voluntary positions. The note contains some handy links which schools may find useful.

2 Dec 2016 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update December 2016

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Code for Sports Governance

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6 Oct 2016 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update October 2016

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), KCSiE and host families, Sexual harassment and sexual violence, Online quiz on KCSiE by Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV), New sexting guidance, Photography and sharing images

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6 Sep 2016 Safeguarding

Keeping children safe in education – revised statutory guidance

The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties.

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3 Sep 2016 Safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)

The KCSiE statutory guidance will be effective from 5 September 2016.

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17 Aug 2016 Safeguarding

Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect Consultation

The government has launched a public consultation

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1 Aug 2014

Identification Checking Guidelines

Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.

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