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Update from DBS regarding new ID guidelines in line with Right to Work

Dear all,
I hope this email finds you and yours very well.
As some of you may already be aware, new ID guidance has been produced by DBS to comply with new Right to work requirements.
The new guidance comes into effect from tomorrow 1 July 2021, however the existing ID checking guidelines will remain on GOV.UK alongside the new guidelines, until 1 October 2021.

(The temporary changes that were made to the ID checking guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are not affected by the above changes, and you can continue to operate in line with these).

PLEASE NOTE:

Even though DBS allows new and old guidance to be used until 1 October 2021, CSSA will establish an implementation date as our processing systems E-Bulk and PAMIS will at that date only support the new guidance. CSSA has created new guidance forms for 3a and 3b, but they will not be active until the implementation date. We will of course keep you informed.

Please find the relevant links further below.
With best wishes and thanks,
 
Alicia

 

Alicia Maddix

CSSA DBS Part-time Senior Administrator

Please note my current working pattern from home is MON to THU 9-2.

Work mobile phone: 07929 864 543 (please see working hours above)

 

 

 

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

 

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

 

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page on – www.csas.uk.net– contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSSA  by telephoning 0207 901 1920 

ce, using 999 if a child or adult is ieved to be in  immediate danger.

 

 

***IMPORTANT***

The information contained in this email message and any attachments is intended only for the named person, firm or company to whom it is addressed.  Such information may be confidential and privileged and no mistake in transmission is intended to waive or compromise such privilege.

If you have received this transmission in error please accept my apologies, notify me immediately by telephone or by email, delete the message and any attachments from your system and do not copy or disclose the contents to any other party.  Your co-operation is appreciated.


GOV.UK

Updated ID checking guidelines in line with new right to work rules

Page summary:
The new guidelines come into effect from 1 July 2021.

Change made:
First published.

 


DBS ID checking guidelines

Page summary:
Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.

Change made:
List of primary documents updated for applicants who aren’t a national of the UK. A current passport showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland, changed to: A current passport or passport card showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland.


Basic check guidance and policies

Page summary:
A collection of guidance and policy documents relating to the submission of basic checks, for Responsible Organisations.

Change made:
List of primary documents updated for applicants who aren’t a national of the UK. A current passport showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland, changed to: A current passport or passport card showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland.

 


Domestic Abuse Awareness and ‘Ask for Ani’

This week, the Government are launching their ‘codeword’ scheme to make it easier for people to ask for help at the pharmacy or supermarket. ‘Ask for Ani’ encourages people to say the codeword so that they can be taken to a private consultation room or safe place so that they then have the option to call the Police, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, or a local domestic abuse service.

We can all take action to become ‘Domestic Abuse Aware’ and prepare to respond effectively to a disclosure of domestic abuse.

We are running a series of webinars to discuss the ‘Ask for Ani’ scheme and to assist you with becoming ‘Domestic Abuse Aware’. These sessions will be approximately 45 minutes long and will cover, what the ‘Ask Ani’ scheme is, how you can effectively respond to a disclosure, who IDAS are and the services we provide, and we will also allow time to answer your questions.

We are running a number of these to make is as easy as possible for our partners and other professionals to attend. Please do share this information widely.

The dates are as follows:

January 26 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

January 27 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

February 2 | 7:30 am – 8:30 am

February 3 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Upcoming Training can be found here:

https://courses.idas.org.uk/training-events/

Update from DBS regarding new ID guidelines in line with Right to Work

Dear all,
I hope this email finds you and yours very well.
As some of you may already be aware, new ID guidance has been produced by DBS to comply with new Right to work requirements.
The new guidance comes into effect from tomorrow 1 July 2021, however the existing ID checking guidelines will remain on GOV.UK alongside the new guidelines, until 1 October 2021.

(The temporary changes that were made to the ID checking guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are not affected by the above changes, and you can continue to operate in line with these).

PLEASE NOTE:

Even though DBS allows new and old guidance to be used until 1 October 2021, CSSA will establish an implementation date as our processing systems E-Bulk and PAMIS will at that date only support the new guidance. CSSA has created new guidance forms for 3a and 3b, but they will not be active until the implementation date. We will of course keep you informed.

Please find the relevant links further below.
With best wishes and thanks,
 
Alicia

 

Alicia Maddix

CSSA DBS Part-time Senior Administrator

Please note my current working pattern from home is MON to THU 9-2.

Work mobile phone: 07929 864 543 (please see working hours above)

 

 

 

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

 

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

 

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page on – www.csas.uk.net– contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSSA  by telephoning 0207 901 1920 

ce, using 999 if a child or adult is ieved to be in  immediate danger.

 

 

***IMPORTANT***

The information contained in this email message and any attachments is intended only for the named person, firm or company to whom it is addressed.  Such information may be confidential and privileged and no mistake in transmission is intended to waive or compromise such privilege.

If you have received this transmission in error please accept my apologies, notify me immediately by telephone or by email, delete the message and any attachments from your system and do not copy or disclose the contents to any other party.  Your co-operation is appreciated.


GOV.UK

Updated ID checking guidelines in line with new right to work rules

Page summary:
The new guidelines come into effect from 1 July 2021.

Change made:
First published.

 


DBS ID checking guidelines

Page summary:
Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.

Change made:
List of primary documents updated for applicants who aren’t a national of the UK. A current passport showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland, changed to: A current passport or passport card showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland.


Basic check guidance and policies

Page summary:
A collection of guidance and policy documents relating to the submission of basic checks, for Responsible Organisations.

Change made:
List of primary documents updated for applicants who aren’t a national of the UK. A current passport showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland, changed to: A current passport or passport card showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland.

 


Safeguarding Workshops Available with Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Partnership

** PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE **

SCSP SAFEGUARDING WORKSHOPS – JUNE-JULY 2021

 

 

Cyber-crime, Scams & Fraud

Danielle Lee and Andy Foster, Cyber Protect Officers, SYP

Cyber Crime-The presentation provides information and examples of the types of cyber-crime, and advice on how to protect yourself whilst online. It will cover passwords, phishing scams, malware, social media, online shopping and more.

Scams & Fraud- Exploring current themes, emerging threats, and the impact of fraud on vulnerable adults. It also discusses prevention methods and local case studies.

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 10.00am-11.30am

Book a place on this session here

Safe and Together Briefings

This one hour session will introduce the Safe and Together model for working with families affected by domestic abuse which was developed to ensure better outcomes for children.

This is the new model that social workers and conference chairs will be adopting to work with families impacted by  domestic abuse. Partner agencies will see a change in the approach to working with perpetrators and survivors of domestic abuse, and so will benefit from gaining an understanding of the principals, tools and techniques that structure the model.

We have spaces remaining on the briefing sessions on 5th, 6th and 7th July. Please apply here; ****

Monday 5 July 2021, 10:00am-11:30am

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 10:00am-11:30am

Wednesday 7 July 2021, 10:00am-11:30am

Book a place on these sessions here

A Parent’s Perspective on Child Sexual Exploitation

Ruth Bastin, Social Work Consultant

 

The impact of child sexual exploitation can be devastating not only for the young person, but also for their family. This seminar explores the views of parents, their difficulties navigating services, and looks at how professionals can support them through this difficult time.

Thursday 8 July 2021, 10:00am-11:30am

Book a place on this session here

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

Floor 3 South

Howden House

Union Street

SHEFFIELD  S1 2SH

Tel: 01142 734530

Email: safeguardingchildrentraining@sheffield.gov.uk

Website: www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org

Bishops appoint former top prosecutor to lead safeguarding agency

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have appointed the former Chief Crown Prosecutor in the Rochdale grooming gang cases as the Chair of their new safeguarding agency.

The appointment of Nazir Afzal as the Chair of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) was formally announced at an online press conference on the morning of Tuesday May 18.

Mr Afzal has served as the Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England and Director in London, as well as the Chief Executive of the Police and Crime Commissioners.

During a 24-year career Mr Afzal has prosecuted many of the most high profile criminal cases in the country, advised on many others, and led nationally on legal matters surrounding such topics as violence against women and girls, child sexual abuse, and honour-based violence. He was responsible for bringing sex-traffickers in the Rochdale grooming gang scandal to justice, as well as Stuart Hall, the former television presenter who in 2014 was convicted of multiple sex offences against children.

The bishops will also announce the appointment ofStephen Ashleyas the Deputy Chair of the CSSA. Mr Ashley is a former Assistant Chief Constable who authored a Home Office report on the conduct of the police during the investigations into sex offences committed by former television personality Jimmy Savile.

The appointments of Amanda Ellingworth,Wesley Cuelland DrJenny Holmesas Non-Executive Directors will also be announced by the bishops. The Board will also be strengthened by the appointment of BishopPaul Masonof the Bishopric of the Forces as the Lead Bishop for Safeguarding, andFrDavid Smolira SJas the Lead Religious. Carol Lawrence, Project Director, will also remain as a Director of the CSSA. The appointments mean that the bishops are on track to deliver the fully-functioning safeguarding agency within the six months originally envisaged by the Catholic Safeguarding Project.

The agency is being created amid wide-ranging reforms to safeguarding structures within the Church following the recommendations in November by the Elliott Review (see below), with the aim of establishing the highest possible standards.The agency replaces separate existing structures with a singlebody with greater regulatory powers across the Catholic Church of England and Wales, extending to all dioceses and associated religious bodies.

It has been established as a trading company with independence in its day-to-day operation under the responsibility of a management board and with the powers to ensure that each Church body partnered with the agency is complying with published standards.

The Chair will provide effective leadership and management to the board of the CSSA, and will have responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the agency.

Mr Afzal will work constructively with the chief executive, the board, the Catholic Church, survivor groups and wider stakeholders to ensure that its objectives are fully achieved.

The Non-Executive Directors of the Board will share responsibility for ensuring the long-term success of the agency. They will have oversight of its financial and operational management, and its sustainability and will contribute to planning and implementing its future strategic direction.