ConsultancyWhilst Active Impact is not a direct provider of activities and services to children and families, we support and encourage our partner providers to keep children and young people safe. We only work with agencies who ensure staff and volunteers have DBS (used to be called CRB) checks, and we support them to develop good safeguarding practice.
At the same time we encourage those we work with to promote well-managed risk – as we believe that disabled children and young people need the thrill of trying new things that they and other people might have thought would not be possible.DBS replaced the CRB system in December 2012.From 17 June 2013, you can subscribe to the new Update Service when you next apply for a DBS check, and you may never need to apply for another one again. For more information, go to:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coming-soon-disclosure-and-barring-service-to-launch-the-update-serviceThe following links to information about Safeguarding, the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and many other documents have been provided by Dave Jones from County Community Projects.Dave is also:
Access the Safe Network website for lots more help, advice and training –If you need Safeguarding training, you can access an elearning programme – information about this here –and some helpful hints about how to use the elearning: Helpful Hint Child Safeguarding elearning trainingHow to assess whether your organisation is fulfilling the Safeguarding Adults requirements (please ignore the May 10th deadline date mentioned in the document which is for organisations who were sent the audit direct) :Gloucestershire County Council’s Standards for Safeguarding guidance:Guidance for contractors and other organisations providing services in Gloucestershire – AUGUST 2013Guidance for Safer Practice:
- Gloucestershire Safe Network Champion
- VCS Member, Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board & Workforce Subgroup Chair
- Chair of Cheltenham Safeguarding Forum
Disclosure and Barring Service – Changes to CRB and Vetting (a PDF version of Dave’s Powerpoint presentation):Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board – Safe Recruitment Guidance May 2012Safeguarding Guidance – Safe Recruitment: Safeguarding guidance – safe recruitmentA description of what is meant by Regulated Activity in regards to children:A description of what is meant by Regulated Activity in regards to vulnerable adults:You can also get more information from the Government website: