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Safeguarding Children/Disclosure & Barring Service

 

The school is very lucky that so many parents and friends help us enhance the children's school experience with projects, trips and classroom visits.  We need to ensure the children's safety at all times and for some of these activities, DBS enhanced checks (formerly known as CRB checks) are required.  Please see the guidance to parents and teachers below.  The school takes safeguarding the children in their care very seriously and follows the advice of the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board.

Reading Buddies and Volunteers

All persons working at school, whether voluntary or paid, must have an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
 
Trips and Visits
Persons assisting with school trips or visits do not need to be cleared as long as they are not in school more than four times in one month.  Teachers will ensure that for these trips and visits they must have sufficient staff or volunteers with an enhanced DBS Disclosure available to assist with toilet trips. Those persons without an enhanced DBS Disclosure are not allowed under any circumstances to be alone with a child. 
 
Open Afternoons
Parents invited into the classrooms for open afternoons do not have to be cleared.
 
Classroom Projects
Parents invited into classrooms to assist with projects do not need clearance unless they come into school more than four times in any one month.  However they cannot work on their own with a child/children at any time, under any circumstances.
 
General Rules 
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosures for any county other than Lincolnshire are not valid
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosures for any other business other than specifically working with children are not valid
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosures are only valid as long as the person holding the Disclosure has been seen in the school at least once every three months and appropriate ID has also been provided.
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosures for sports and other peripatetic coaches may be valid once checked by the school office on an individual basis
  • Students and work experience pupils under the age of 18 must never be left alone with a child regardless of their clearance
  • Anyone visiting the school and showing any form of DBS disclosure certificate must also produce a valid form of photo ID and proof of current address for the certificate to be valid
  • DBS Disclosure Certificates take approximately 2-4 weeks to be received and are free of charge to staff and volunteers
  • IF IN DOUBT CHECK WITH THE OFFICE

Please refer to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies here.