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Request an emailed link to our Legal Duty to Refer to the Disclosure and Barring Service - Good Practice Guide

This guide summarises key information about the legal duty to refer individuals to the DBS as a result of investigating safeguarding concerns. It details the steps that must be taken by universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs).

Simply complete the form and we'll send you an email with the links to the standard and accessible version of the guide.


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Upcoming event: Policy Pitstop - Defining safeguarding in higher education

Wed, 26 Jul | 12 noon - 1pm | Online - Microsoft Teams - Free to attend

What exactly does the term “safeguarding” mean in higher education today? This 1-hour online discussion will outline a back-to-basics approach to safeguarding and explore scenarios that pose questions for the sector’s handling and reporting of safeguarding concerns.

Looking for training or further support?

Through our consultancy and training services, Plinth House can support you with meeting your safeguarding responsibilities:

  • Reviewing your safeguarding policy and related arrangements

  • Governing body and executive level briefings on safeguarding

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer training specifically for the higher education context

  • Mentoring of lead and principal safeguarding role holders

You're welcome to contact us with any requirements you have.

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