Schools and local authorities must follow this guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

DBS checks

DBS checks

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are designed to help employers determine your suitability for appointment.

children safeguarding

Childcare disqualification

The childcare disqualification arrangements automatically disqualify a person from providing, or working in, childcare at the point they are convicted of or cautioned for specified offences or where they meet other disqualification criteria set out in the…

Stop FGM

FGM: mandatory reporting

Since October 2015, there is a requirement on doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals to report known cases of FGM to the police.

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The Prevent duty and its implications for school and college staff.

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