Keeping children safe in education - September 2014
Keeping Children Safe in Education introduced for the first time the requirement for schools to check whether new staff are prohibited from teaching. Also see updates on Behaviour and Discipline Advice, DBS online tracking service and emergency asthm
Employer Access: A guide for users
Keeping Children Safe in Education introduced for the first time the requirement for schools to check whether new staff are prohibited from teaching – and changes consulted on over the summer will introduce this as a regulatory requirement in the Independent School Standards. DfE has now updated the Employer Access Guide, which explains how to access the lists of teachers who have been prohibited from teaching, teachers who may be the subject of a suspension or conditional order that is still current and teachers who have failed to successfully complete their induction or probation period. The guide can be accessed by clicking here.
Behaviour and Discipline Advice
DfE has updated their departmental advice for school leaders and school staff on behaviour and discipline. The advice explains the powers members of staff have to discipline pupils. It is for individual schools to develop their own best practice for managing behaviour in their school.
DBS online tracking service
The DBS online tracking service is up and running and can be accessed here. In order to check the progress of an application, you require the applicant’s date of birth and the application form reference number. Employers can also use the DBS multiple online tracking service to view several DBS applications at once and order blank application forms.
Emergency asthma inhalers in school
The Department of Health has recently published the consultation outcome in respect of amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to allow schools to buy and hold emergency salbutamol asthma inhalers. The Regulations come into effect on 1 October 2014 and schools that intend to provide emergency inhalers will need to consider amending any relevant policies. The Government consultation response can be found here.
Keeping children safe in education – revised statutory guidance
The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties.Read More
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)
The KCSiE statutory guidance will be effective from 5 September 2016.Read More
Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect Consultation
The government has launched a public consultationRead More
Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance
The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties, which will be live from 5 September 2016.Read More
Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (known as the ‘Goddard Inquiry’)
Professor Alexis Jay has been appointed as the fourth Chairperson following Justice Goddard’s resignation.Read More
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download