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.
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 inquiryRead More
Safeguarding - update February 2017
Pastoral care in further education, independent inquiry into child sexual abuse and Prevent in schools.Read More
Safeguarding - update January 2017
Safeguarding in Sport, Online issues with pupils aged 11-14 years old, Cloud software and data protectionRead More
Safeguarding - update December 2016
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Code for Sports GovernanceRead More
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 imagesRead More
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download