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

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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.

Coronavirus

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We have revised OEAP National Guidance document 4.4k Coronavirus to take account of the most recent UK Government guidance update.  We have also revised OEAP National Guidance document 7r Overseas Visits for the same reason, and have taken the opportunity of this revision to give more prominence to considering the environmental implications of travelling overseas.

You can download the coronavirus guidance here and the overseas visits guidance here.

Requirements & Recommendations for Employers

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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.

Travelling to EU countries

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The European Union has created an app and website Re-open EU, which provides information on the various measures in place in each EU country, including quarantine and testing, the EU Digital COVID certificate, and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps.

We have amended OEAP National Guidance documents 4.4k Coronavirus and 7r Overseas Visits to refer to it.