It is everybody’s responsibility to safeguard children and young people and this is integral in the recruitment and retention of individuals who work with and have contact with children. Every organisation that employs an individual or volunteer (whether they are paid or unpaid) to work with children and young people should imbed a thorough and consistent safe recruitment process to make sure that the individuals are suitable.
Disclosure and Barring Service
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority have merged together to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The DBS was established in December 2012 and has responsibility for managing both the criminal records and barring arrangements of the scheme. The Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 sets out the foundation for the DBS scheme. The Disclosure and Barring Service has an Independent Barring Board (IBB) with responsibility for taking barring decisions on new referrals and the management of two barred lists which replaced the previous List 99, PoCA and PoVA Lists.
The system aims to provide employers with a quicker and more effective vetting and barring service. All disclosures for work with children and vulnerable persons are to be at an enhanced level for Regulated Activity.
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Safer Recruitment Training
Kingston and Richmond LSCB provide Safer Recruitment training. To book a place please visit www.afccpdonline.co.uk