Unit 10 – D1
In this report I am going to be evaluating the regulation of care provision for looked after children. I am going to be talking about four and evaluating what the benefits and barriers are with each one. The four I am going to be discussing are CRB/DBS checks, OFSTED, General Teaching Council and the General Social Care Council. CRB/DBS Checks
CRB checks are checks that have to be carried out on anyone person who works with children or vulnerable adults in either a paid or voluntary position. CRB checks include police and criminal record checks, a background check, staff vetting, employee vetting, pre-employment vetting and tenant vetting. There are two different kinds of CRB check; there is a standard disclosure and also an enhanced disclosure. The standard disclosure is a check that displays current and also spent convictions, any cautions, reprimands and also warnings that have been held on the Police National Computer. If the job the individual is working in involves children or vulnerable adults then they will be search on the Protection of Children Act list, Protection of Vulnerable Adults list, and any information that is held under section 142 of the Education Act 2002. The enhanced disclosure is a higher check which is required for any individual who is going to be caring, training supervising or being in complete control of any children or vulnerable adults. They include all the same information as a standard disclosure does but they also include and relevant information which is held by the police. (employers-guide.org) The CRB check has now changed to the DSB check which stands for the Disclosure and Barring Service. This has been changed because the CRB and the ISA which is the independent safeguarding authority, have been brought together to make sure more people are safe and better checks can be made for people who are going to be dealing with vulnerable people, with a DBS check people who want to foster or adopt a child now have to have these checks. (gov.uk) Benefits of CRB/DBS checks – There are many benefits which the DBS checks bring, these are things such as making it essential for anyone working within the healthcare sector and looking after vulnerable children and adults. This means that when they have to go through these checks there is less chance of people who are not suitable for that position are not being able to come into contact with vulnerable people, safeguarding them even more. If someone has done something which means they have been banned from working with children and young people the DBS check enables the employer to be able to check this and find out any information that is needed about that person. The DBS check will show any kinds of criminal records, cautions and warnings any individual may have had, so this enables the employer to look through and decide whether they think what they have done will mean they need to be turned down for the position to work with vulnerable children. The main benefit of the DBS and CRB checks is that it has prevented abuse in health care settings as much as possible because they are not employing people when they do not know their background and what they are capable of doing like they would be if these checks weren’t in place to safeguard the children. Barriers of CRB/DBS checks – Even though the benefits far outweigh the barriers to these checks there are also some implications and barriers involved. These are things such as the fact that they cost money, sometimes depending on the job and position applied for the individual themselves might have to pay or sometimes the employer will pay for it, also another barrier is that they take a long time to come back, this means that the recruitment process will take a long time. When an individual is applying for a job and they get a CRB check then they are turned down and they try to apply for another job then there is another CRB check needed as they don’t have a time limit on them,...
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