DBS's & Safeguarding
What are DBS's?
A DBS check is a report from the police which details any and all entries the police have on their system for you. This is just a formality for most people and is purely a precautionary measure to ensure children and young people are safe on their activities. The search is for relevant records, so, for instance, there is no need to worry if you want to work with children but have a speeding ticket!
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
* Protecting children from maltreatment
* Preventing impairment of children's health or development
* Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Safeguarding in Clubs and Activities
These resources have been designed to give advice and to help you ask the right questions about important child protection measures that club and activity providers should have in place, wherever and whatever activity your child takes part in.