England Children

Legislation, Statutory Guidance, Good Practice Guidance and Advice

 

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 

FOR ALL YOUR DBS NEEDS

LEGISLATION

ALL and MULTI-AGENCY SECTORS

All Bills

All Legislation

Including

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020

Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019

Data Protection Act 2018

Children and Social Work Act 2017

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Serious Crime Act 2015

Part 5 of this Act is about Protection of Children etc

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Equality Act 2010

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Children Act 2004

A legislative framework for cooperation between agencies working to safeguard children and includes the role of Commissioner for children in England

Sexual Offences Act 2003

Communications Act 2003

Human Rights Act 1998

The Children Act 1989

Brought many different laws together and is now the law on which the current child protection system is based

Public Disclosure Act 1989

Data Protection Act 1989

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

EDUCATION

Department for Education all Guidance and Regulation

The Education Act 2011

Children, Schools and Families Act 2010

Education Act 2005

The Education Act 2002

Includes a provision (section 175) requiring school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

And regulations made under s157 state that proprietors of independent schools (which include Academies and Free schools) must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and in doing so must have regard to any statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Department for Health and Social Care all Regulations and Guidance

Including

NICE Child Abuse and Neglect 2017

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

For Education

Ofsted all Regulation and Guidance

Including

Education and Inspections Act 2006

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Including

Education and Skills Act 2008

For Health and Social Care

Care Quality Commission (CQC) all Regulation and Guidance

Including

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

Care Standards Act 2000

Charity Commission

Charity Commission all Guidance and Regulation

Including

Trustees Act 2000 

OTHER

Gambling Act 2005

Licensing Act 2003

 

STATUTORY GUIDANCE

ALL and MULTI-AGENCY SECTORS

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation July 2020

Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation – procedural information 2019

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 updated September 2019

Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales April 2019

The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage 2010 updated 2014

Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care January 2014

EDUCATION

Department for Education all statutory guidance for schools

 Including

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Department for Health and Social Care all Regulations and Guidance

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

For Education

Ofsted all Regulation and Guidance

For Health and Social Care 

Care Quality Commission (CQC) all Regulation and Guidance

OTHER

 CPS So-Called Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage Legal Guidance updated July 2019

 

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE

ALL and MULTI-AGENCY SECTORS

DBS filtering guide November 2020

Keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs and tuition: Non-statutory guidance for providers running out-of-school settings October 2020

Female Genital Mutilation Prosecution Guidance updated October 17th 2019

Child exploitation disruption toolkit April 15th 2019 (England and Wales)

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings June 2019 

Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers July 2018

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance 2018

Child sexual exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation February 2017

FGM safeguarding pathway 2017

Whistleblowing: Prescribed persons guidance 2017

Victims of modern slavery – frontline staff guidance 2016

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused Advice for practitioners March 2015

Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked - Practice guidance 2011

  EDUCATION

Department for Education all Guidance and Regulation

 Including

To be read alongside the statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Whistleblowing Helpline for the NHS and Social Care Telephone 08000 724725

Department for Health and Social Care all Regulations and Guidance

Safeguarding in general dental practice April 3rd 2019 (England)

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff 2019

Protecting children and young people: The responsibilities of all doctors 2018

Child abuse and neglect: NICE guideline [NG76] Published date: October 2017

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

For Education

Ofsted all Regulation and Guidance

 Including 

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Inspection Framework 2018

For Health and Social Care 

Care Quality Commission (CQC) all Regulation and Guidance

  Including

Charity Commission

Charity Commission all Guidance and Regulation

Including


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