Our legal expert provides some updates on safeguarding children & young people.
Government confirms that the online update service (portable checks) for Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) checks will be free for volunteers when the service starts in the spring. See www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#dbs-portable
Plus a general update on DBS checks, including the distinction between being eligible for checks and being required to carry them out. www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#dbs-checks
Department for Education guidance on determining whether work with children is supervised, and therefore not a regulated activity. Plus a general update on regulated activity with children and adults. www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#regulated-activity
Safeguarding resources, including three Safe Network webinars in March on safer recruitment for work with children, online safety, and best safeguarding practices. www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#safeguarding-resources