26
March
2020

Managing regulated activity: Do you need a DBS Check?

Employees who carry out regulated activity require a specific type of DBS Check – but what about roles that involve managing regulated activity? In some cases, managing someone who provides regulated activity can be regulated activity in itself. Whether or …

28
November
2019

DBS Checks for Working With Children in a Pantomime or Nativity

DBS Checks for working with children are often a requirement of the role – but this isn’t always the case.  With Christmas coming up, lots of children will be taking the stage to perform in a nativity or pantomime. Of …

13
June
2019

Safeguarding at Holiday Parks: Do Staff Need DBS Checks?

Safeguarding at holiday parks is vitally important, and with summer on the way lots of families may be thinking about visiting one. If you run a holiday park, you’ll no doubt want to make sure visitors feel safe and secure. …

16
May
2019

DBS Checks for Soft Play: What’s the Deal?

Wondering about DBS Checks for soft play employees? This is something we get asked about a lot. As most of you probably know, DBS Checks are vital in lots of jobs that involve contact with children. Soft play centres are, …

26
October
2018

DBS Checks for Adoption and Fostering: Our Guide

  DBS checks for adoption and fostering form a vital component of safeguarding for agencies with children under their care. But if you’re looking to adopt or foster, it can be difficult to know which level of DBS check is …

17
August
2018

DBS Checks for Schools: Our Guide

Are you wondering what the guidelines are when it comes to DBS checks for schools? We’re often asked about DBS guidance for schools – this is because DBS checks play a key role in safeguarding. But the eligibility surrounding which …

03
August
2018

Criminal Record Checks for Tutors: How to Request Checks

Could criminal record checks for tutors become a job requirement in the future? A recent report highlighted that the number of children in England and Wales who receive extra tuition outside of school has doubled in the last decade. It …

27
June
2017

Running a Summer Playscheme: Your Safeguarding Questions Answered

Are you thinking about running a summer playscheme? There are lots of things to think about when running a summer playscheme – but protecting the children you work with should be one of your top priorities. We’ve answered some safeguarding …

15
September
2016

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns: How to Protect Children

We’re all responsible for looking after children’s welfare. We’ve put together a quick guide on reporting safeguarding concerns with regard to children.   Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is of the utmost importance, and is at the heart of what …

26
July
2016

Background Checks for Private Tutors: NSPCC Demands

  Background checks for private tutors: the current situation Currently, private tutors are unable to obtain DBS checks as self-employed individuals. As they work in a regulated activity with children, best practice would be for them to register with a …