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Please see below an announcement from Sue Mackwell, National Children's Director, about the publication of the new safety checking regulations for children’s workers.
New government regulations made under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 will require state-funded organisations who work with children to have all their paid children’s workforce safety checked. Phase one, beginning on 1 July 2015, will require state-funded employers to ensure new core children’s workers starting a job with them as employees or contractors are safety checked before they start work.
Thanks you to all those who provided feedback on the Regulations and Guidelines recently - we were pleased to note that a number of your suggestions were included in the final products.
Please note work is still progressing on the establishment of a screening agent that could complete safety checking on behalf of groups/individuals such as Lead maternity Carers and Locums who do not have "usual" employment arrangements.
More information can be found on the Children's Action Plan website - please click here>>