Disclosure and Barring Service - August 2014
The Disclosure and Barring Service has updated some of their ‘update service guidance’ documents.
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.
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.
Safeguarding - update July 2017
Information on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), the children and social work act 2017 and automated external defibrillators guidance.Read More
Safeguarding - update June 2017
Safeguarding checklistRead More
Safeguarding - update May 2017
NSPCC online safetyRead More
Safeguarding - update April 2017
Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectorsRead More
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
The Inquiry continues and all schools need to ensure that you are prepared by conducting an internal review of all documentation to ensure that there is access to any information which may be relevant for the inquiry.Read More
Counter-extremism policy in English schools
Briefing paper from the House of CommonsDownload
Keeping children safe in education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfEDownload
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download