February News and updates

Posted on 10 February 2016

Spring update

The eligibility criteria for Disclosures were recently changed to reflect the Protection of Freedoms Act that was passed in May 2012. As a result of this only those applicants that are undertaking Regulated Activity can request a check of the relevant Barring Lists. For more information about Regulated Activity you can go to our website:

http://www.ddc.uk.net/help-advice/what-is-regulated-activity/

If your applicants are carrying out work which is covered under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the Police Act (guidance provided with the weblink below) an Enhanced Disclosure without the Barring Lists can be requested. Roles that appear on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act list only, would be eligible for a Standard Level DBS check.

Further information can be gathered from the website link below

https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-requests-guidance-for-employers#types-of-criminal-record-check

Dates for your diary

3 February Heads and Chairs Forum 9-4 pm Diocesan House

3 February Governor Role in Monitoring Course 6-8 pm Diocesan House

5 February DNEAT Trust Board Meeting 9.30-12.30 Diocesan House

8 February RSG East Meeting 9.30-12.30 Kings Centre Gt Yarmouth

11 February RSG South West Meeting 9.30-12.30 Green Britain Centre Swaffham

12 February RSG West Meeting 9.30-12.30 Kings Lynn PDC

25 February Preparation for Ofsted Governors course 4-6pm Swaffham Junior Academy

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