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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.

6 Jul 2017 Safeguarding

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.

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7 Jun 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update June 2017

Safeguarding checklist

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4 May 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update May 2017

NSPCC online safety

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4 Apr 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update April 2017

Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors

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7 Mar 2017 Safeguarding

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.

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20 Jan 2017

Counter-extremism policy in English schools

Briefing paper from the House of Commons

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1 Sep 2016

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE

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1 Jul 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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