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? Education is one field in which many employees will be eligible for DBS checks. This is because DBS checks play a key role in safeguarding. …

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 …

19
May
2016

Do School Governors Need DBS Checks?

When parents send their children to school, they’re trusting the school to keep those children safe. Most school employees come into direct contact with children on a daily basis, and will therefore require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. …

18
December
2015

DBS Checks in childcare: What you need to know

In this week’s blog we look at DBS Checks in childcare. Childcare is a plays a huge role in society and unsurprisingly is regarded as an area of major importance by the DBS when being looked at in terms of …