In July 2010 a review was initiated by the Home Secretary to halt the further roll out of the Vetting and Barring Scheme. The reviews recommendations, given in February 2011, suggested that registration and monitoring of individuals in the scheme should be scrapped, and this formed part of the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2012. At the current time pre recruitment checks should still continue, and this situation will only chance once The Department for Education issues any further amendments. All proposed training is still valid.
Who’s the training for?
The training should be offered to any member of staff, paid or unpaid, that works for a company that provides services to children and their families. This is because you have a duty to protect the welfare of these children.
The training covers:
- What is abuse?
- The management of allegations.
- How to follow the correct recruitment process.
Remember it is important that everyone involved in the care of children and young people should be recruited with the intention that they follow this course. Children are at risk from many different areas and it should not be forgotten that anyone in a position of care could face allegations, whether true or not. This training will ensure that you are well versed in how to manage these kinds of situations.