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.

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.

Underpinning Legal Framework and Duty of Care

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We have revised OEAP National Guidance document 3.2a Underpinning Legal Framework and Duty of Care to make what we say clearer, and, in doing so, we have added a section on the responsibilities of local authorities and Directors of Children’s Services.   As a result we have also revised OEAP National Guidance document 3.4a Director of Children’s Services.

 

Catering

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We have amended four OEAP National Guidance documents to draw attention to the importance of considering potential allergies when providing catering for young people on educational visits, with specific reference to the new “Natasha’s Law“.

The amended documents are:

3.2a Underpinning Legal Framework and Duty of Care

3.3e Checklist – Visit Leader

4.2b Residentials

6o FAQ: Allergies and Anaphylaxis (which has also been revised and renamed to cover allergies more generally).

Overseas Visits

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We have updated OEAP National Guidance document 7r Overseas Visits to give more emphasis to the importance of checking the regulations of the countries to be visited, such as whether or not there is a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID.

We have supplemented this guidance with a new OEAP National Guidance document 3.3g Checklist – Visit Leader of an Overseas Visit –  a new checklist for organising overseas visits.