Amendments to OEAP National Guidance

Essential

Each month we amend the OEAP National Guidance Updates page to show how many documents we have added or revised in the previous month.  We include a link to an update table showing brief summaries of each amendment.  The table also includes links to each of the new or newly-amended documents.

During April 2022, we added one new guidance document, deleted a guidance document after merging its contents with another, made revisions to fourteen guidance documents and made one minor amendment to a guidance document.

You can go straight to the table here.

Provider Statement

External Providers Good practice Model Forms

We have made a number of amendments to OEAP National Guidance document 8p Provider Statement, including removing questions about coronavirus, which should now be part of a provider’s risk assessment process, and removing some questions from Part 1 that are covered by the Quality Badge.  There is also a Microsoft Word version 8q Provider Statement – Word Version.

You can find the revised document in PDF form here, and a Microsoft Word form here.

Vetting and DBS Checks

Employer Systems and Requirements Good practice Good Practice Essentials Legal Framework Legal Framework and Employer Systems

We have completely revised OEAP National Guidance document 3.2g Vetting and DBS Checks, giving more context to the need to make vetting checks beyond the legal requirements, and to why a provider might not be in a position to obtain checks on some staff.

We have also amended 4.3e Safeguarding as a result.

You can find the Vetting and DBS guidance here and the Safeguarding guidance here.

Requirements & Recommendations for Employers

Employer Systems and Requirements Good practice Legal Framework Roles and responsibilities

We have revised OEAP National Guidance documents 3.1a Requirements & Recommendations for Employers and 3.4f Member of a Management Board or Governing Body to ensure that they are clear about the responsibilities of governors and others who might be in controlling positions in employer organisations.

The roles that the guidance applies to include Chief Executive; Chair; Company Secretary; Director; Councillor; Trustee; Governor; Proprietor and Owner, in organisations such as local authorities; academies and multi-academy trusts; voluntary-aided and foundation schools; independent schools and charities.

You can download 3.1a here and 3.4f here.