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DBS Presentation December 2012

Working Together to Keep Children Safe


Types of DBS checks • Standard Check • Enhanced check • Enhanced check for regulated activity

Working Together to Keep Children Safe


DBS as a Recruitment Tool • Abusers will actively seek out employment roles where they come into contact with children or vulnerable adults. • A DBS check is part of a Safer Recruitment process • It helps prevent unsuitable persons gaining employment or volunteer roles with children or adults • References MUST also always be checked Working Together to Keep Children Safe


What is a Regulated Activity? • Adults – any role that involves 1-2-1 or face to face work including any personal care, feeding, bathing or any health care including first aid. • Children – any teaching, training, activities, group work or individual work and those providing any personal care including volunteer roles. • PLUS anyone who manages staff who are involved in a regulated activity or who is involved in transporting adults or children Working Together to Keep Children Safe


Examples of regulated activity - Adults • A manicurist who visits a day care centre to file the nails of elderly people who cannot do it for themselves – REGULATED • A manicurist who drops into a care home and provides manicures for anyone who wants one – NOT REGULATED

Working Together to Keep Children Safe


Example of regulated activity - Children • Any work in schools, children centres, nurseries, or any voluntary service that works with under 18’s – REGULATED • In contact with under 18’s on 4 or more days in a 30 day period – REGULATED • Activity with children that is merely incidental to activity with adults eg. Charity craft fair where children may attend with families – NOT REGULATED Working Together to Keep Children Safe


Further example - Children's • A person helping out at a supervised activity with children, eg. parent helper at school event – NOT REGULATED

Working Together to Keep Children Safe


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