Basic Safeguarding awareness training

Entry level training is available on Blackboard and is compulsory for all staff and for students whose studies or career development placements bring them into contact with children or adults who may be at risk. This training includes information on the government's Prevent agenda in Higher Education and the risks of radicalisation.

Higher level Safeguarding training

A tailored training session has been developed for Designated Safeguarding Officers and for key members of staff who are responsible for working closely with children under the age of 18 or with adults who may be at risk.

The training session is run twice a year and further information on this training will be sent to you by Student Support Services.

DBS checks

It is the responsibility of the Designated Safeguarding Officer to ensure that where appropriate, that relevant DBS checks for staff and students have taken place.

A DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is performed in order to ascertain whether or not an individual has a record of criminal activity. A DBS check involves completion of a form alongside submission of the relevant ID documents to support your application. This information is then checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service in conjunction with the police. The results are then disclosed on a certificate that can be shown as proof of a completed DBS check.

As part of your academic studies, research and extra-curricular activities, you may be required to undertake a DBS check if you are working with children (anyone under the age of 18 in the UK) or with vulnerable adults.

This information does not pertain to you if you have been asked to apply for a DBS check prior to registration. To access further information regarding this, please contact the School which you are applying to.

If you think you require a DBS check, in order to participate in an activity which is linked to your studies, then please email brief details of the work you will be undertaking to dbssupport@le.ac.uk. This is a designated inbox for student queries.

If you have a query relating to DBS checks for staff, please contact recruitment@le.ac.uk.

Learn more about on the DBS process.

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