dfam and Against Violence and Abuse have published a report on parental experience of support forchild to parent violence

Adfam and Against Violence and Abuse have published a report on parental experience of support forchild to parent violence

Children England has published a report on children’s charities, looking at the impact of the financial crisis and subsequent austerity measures.

Children England has published a report on

The Department for Education has published an update on progress on the work programme forsafeguarding children in the reformed NHS

The Department for Education has published an update on progress on the work programme forsafeguarding children in the reformed NHS

The Children’s Society has published a report about unaccompanied asylum seeking children’s experiences of entering the UK.

The Children’s Society has published a report about

The Independent report that the number of women in prisons has more than doubled in 15 years,

The Independent report that the number of women in prisons has more than doubled in 15 years, and that 17,240 children are separated from mothers in prison, as part of a week long series of articles. A second article focuses on the effects on mothers and children of maternal imprisonment, and a third on those who are being brought up by grandparents.
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The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) has been launched by the Health Minister Edwin Poots

The

The Department for Education is consulting on measures to improve adoption and fostering.

The Department for Education is consulting on measures to improve

The Welsh Government is consulting on services for children at risk of entering, or who are already in, the Youth Justice System.

The Welsh Government is consulting on services for children at risk of entering, or who are already in, the

The Home Office has announced that the cross-government definition of domestic violence will now include young people under 18

The Home Office has announced that the cross-government definition of

Disclosure and Barring Service Commences December 2012

Disclosure and Barring Service Commences December 2012

In December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will merge into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This new organisation will provide a joined up, seamless service to combine the criminal records and barring functions. Further legislative changes will come into force during 2013 and 2014. These details will be published on the forthcoming DBS website.

From 10 September 2012 changes to disclosure and barring services have been introduced by the Coalition Government which will affect employers and other organisations working with vulnerable groups, including children.

These changes include amendments to the definitions of regulated activity with vulnerable groups including children. Controlled activity; planned – but not implemented – registration and continuous monitoring have all been abolished.

Other important changes include:

  • The ISA can only bar a person from working in regulated activity if it believes

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