We get a lot of frequently asked questions (FAQs) here at Workforce Support. Here are a sample to help you with any queries you may have.
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Workforce Support FAQs
Do I need an educator licence?
What is a DBS?
The DBS was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and started operating on 1 December 2012. It carries out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for England and Wales and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Who needs a DBS?
Any individuals wishing to work with children or adults at risk are required to undertake a Barred List check and/or Enhanced DBS Disclosure. A Barred List check is a legal requirement for all individuals applying to work in Regulated Activity. This check will show whether an individual is barred from working with children or adults at risk. The Protection of Freedoms Act has amended the definition of Regulated Activity with the intention of fewer individuals being classified as in Regulated Activity and therefore fewer people legally required to be checked. The new definition of Regulated Activity is outlined below:
- Unsupervised activities teach, train, instruct, care for or supervise children, or provide advice/guidance on well-being, or drive a vehicle only for children.
- Work for a limited range of establishments (‘specified places’), with opportunity for contact for example, schools, children’s homes, childcare premises, not work by supervised volunteers.
Is a DBS check compulsory?
A DBS is only required if an individual wants to take up a role which requires a DBS check. If an individual is unwilling to do so, this will affect their entitlement to deliver or assess for ASA and will delay the processing of their ASA Educator licence.
How long does my DBS last for?
What is an Enhanced Disclosure?
How much does a DBS cost?
What is the DBS update service?
I have a DBS check with another organisation?
How do applicants access the Update Service?
Benefits to applicants
- Saves applicants time and money.
- One DBS Certificate is all applicants may ever need.
- Take their DBS Certificate from role to role within the same workforce.
- Applicants are in control of their DBS Certificate.
- Get ahead of the rest and apply for jobs DBS pre-checked.
Further information on this service including Applicants Guidance can be found at www.gov.uk/dbs
Who should check my documents of identification?
What Child Protection workshops do I need?
How can I pay for renewal of my educator licence?
How do I become a tutor?
What training opportunities are available for educators?
I’m not an ASA licensed educator. Can I attend your training?
How do I get work as a tutor?