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Do you work with children and young people? Or with adults at risk? Information, support and training information for your organisation. 

Safeguarding Check Up 2018

Newcastle CVS has put together an easy 10 point check-list for groups to check you have good procedures and practice, plus listing local contacts and resources. Updated with new resources including Charity Commission guidance and Gateshead safeguarding website.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (DBS checks used to be called CRB checks)

Find out if you can check someone's criminal record

Drawing up your recruitment of ex-offenders policy

All employers must treat Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check applicants who have a criminal record fairly. For a sample policy visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-sample-policy-on-the-recruitment-of-ex-offenders

What to do if there is something on the DBS check

Who will do DBS checks? See below

Gateshead Multi-agency Safeguarding Training

Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board, Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Board and Gateshead Community Safety Board offer free face to face training for voluntary organisations in Gateshead, who are considered to be local partners.  And there is free online training for all voluntary organisations in Gateshead, which makes it easy for your volunteers and management committee members to do it at a time of their choosing. For the joint training directory and booking information visit ttps://www.gatesheadsafeguarding.org.uk/article/9209/Training-

Who will do DBS checks?

Local voluntary sector friendly DBS checking umbrella bodies: Northumbria Coalition Against Crime, Gateshead Council, the Jewish Community Council of Gateshead, and Caring Hands Charity. Go online with: uCheck and North East Regional Employers' Organisation.

1        Northumbria Coalition Against Crime

Northumbria Coalition Against Crime can post DBS forms out to you or you can collect them from their office which is based in Whickham Police Station, St Marys Green, Gateshead, NE16 4HE.

Charges

£9 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in voluntary organisations

£9 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check for paid staff (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for voluntary organisations

£15 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in businesses

£15 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for businesses

Call Gosia Galinowska on 0191 221 9520

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Visit www.thecoalition.org.uk

2        Gateshead Council

Based in the Civic Centre in Regent Street. Helping organisations and businesses safeguard children and vulnerable adults using customer focused solutions and a skilled knowledgeable workforce who will give your organisation or business the service, advice, and guidance needed for safer recruitment.

Charges

£10 (including VAT) handling fee for volunteer positions

£10 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff.

Contact

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Call 0191 433 2206

3        Jewish Community Council of Gateshead

Based in the Bewick Centre in Bewick Road, Gateshead.

Charges

For detailed pricing information please contact JCCG

Call 0191 478 2226

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4        Caring Hands Charity

Caring Hands Charity offer a same day application service to any person requiring a disclosure. Applicants or their representative must go to the office in Shieldfield, Newcastle, which is open for DBS checks 10.00am to 2.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Charges

£5 handling fee for volunteer positions

£10 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Visit http://www.caringhandscharity.org.uk/dbs-checks

5        uCheck

Online service: register once with uCheck and then access checks as you need them.

Charges:

£19.99 plus VAT (£23.99) one-off registration fee

£10.40 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44, a Basic check is £26) for paid staff

6        North East Regional Employers' Organisation (NEREO)

Offer an online service from their Newcastle base.

Charges

£12 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Also offer external ID checks for £7

  • Visit http://www.nereo.gov.uk/disclosure-and-barring
  • call Linda on 0191 249 3847
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7        Find other umbrella bodies

National database of umbrella bodies. 

Visit https://www.gov.uk/find-dbs-umbrella-body

Resources and support

NSPCC guidance on writing policies, and more
Useful free resources written especially for smaller voluntary organisations and clubs, to help make activities safe for children and help you write your policy and procedures. Includes guidance on safeguarding from within the beliefs, teachings and cultural context of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and interfaith.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF


Tel:      0191 232 7445
Email: information@cvsnewcastle.org.uk

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