Tag Archives | DBS

9th May 2016

Dear Colleague,

School Toilets

When chatting with students during my safeguarding reviews, the subject of toilets sometimes comes up, particularly in secondary schools. Read the rest

11th April 2016

Dear Colleague,

I hope you’ve had a pleasant Easter break and are somewhat refreshed – you’ll need to be, the summer term stretches ahead!

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7th March 2016

Dear Colleague,

Governors and Mandatory DBS Checks

The government has published amended legislation which comes into force on the 18th March 2016 to make Enhanced DBS checks mandatory for governors in maintained schools. Read the rest

18th January 2015

Safer Recruitment

The appropriate vetting of people working in schools and colleges is of utmost importance. The accurate recording of these checks on the Single Central Record (SCR) is equally important. Read the rest

7th December 2015

DBS Updates

The Disclosure and Barring Service has published their latest update newsletter. Two issues caught my eye particularly.

EU Criminal Record Checks

Checking the background of people from outside the UK can be a bit hit-and-miss, and there are high-profile cases that prove how dangerous this can sometimes be. Read the rest

14th September 2015

UPDATE – Keeping Children Safe in Education – July 2015

I had a few emails this week asking about the latest update to Keeping Children Safe in Education. Read the rest