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24 Mar 2015

DBS guide to eligibility

DBS has updated its guide to eligibility. Also see updates on Prevent Duty guidance.

DBS guide to eligibility

DBS has updated its guide to eligibility which provides eligibility, workforce and supervision guidance for those working with children and adults.

Prevent Duty guidance

Schools are required to have due regard to the need to prevent children from being drawn into terrorism. The Home Office has published statutory guidance for Specified Authorities under section 29 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2015. Schedule 6 of the Act lists schools as Specified Authorities and section 26 of the Act requires Specified Authorities to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. In carrying out this duty schools must have regard to statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

Schools will be required to carry out risk assessments, have and implement sufficiently robust safeguarding policies and procedures, co-operate and work with local authorities, LSCBs, local Prevent co-ordinators and the police, maintain records to show compliance and train staff so they can identify children at risk. There are also some general duties on those in leadership positions (pages 6-7).

ISC has contacted ISI to establish what impact this guidance will have on inspections, if any.

The Regulations that give effect to the guidance were debated in the Lords on 23 March 2015 and debated in the Commons on 24 March 2015. The guidance will take effect on the day on which the Regulations come into force (the Government intends for the provisions to come into effect on 1 July 2015).

The Home Office has published summary of responses following the consultation on the guidance.

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School Regulation and Inspection - update March 2017

Apprenticeship levy, sex and relationships education, wealth screening, common standard reporting for charities, general data protection regulations, careers guidance for schools, teacher recruitment and retention, teacher workload and NCS.

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2 Feb 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update February 2017

New fundraising regulator, apprenticeship levy, charity law round up, Migratory Advisory Committee report, HMRC to go digital with its anti-money laundering activity, DfE guidance on buying, new governance handbook and competency framework and more.

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12 Jan 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update January 2017

Inquiry into education and promoting emotional well-being of pupils, Fundraising Regulator, Malpractice in A levels and GCSEs, Charities and breach of information law, Commission on religious education (CoRE), Apprenticeship levy consultation

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2 Dec 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update December 2016

Autumn Statement, Insurance, Inspections pilots, Inspections pilots, Consultations affecting charities, Charity law, Ministry of Defence Accredited Schools Database, Tax free childcare, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), DfE census data

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4 Nov 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update November 2016

Schools that work for everyone consultation, Children missing education, Tax free childcare, Inspection.

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13 Dec 2016

ISC’s response to “Schools that work for everyone”

ISC has responded to the consultation “Schools that work for everyone”. Our consultation response can be viewed.

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6 May 2015

Childcare and Schools fact sheets

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Childcare and Schools fact sheets from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

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1 Dec 2014

Proposed New Independent School Standards

Government consultation response from the Department for Education.

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