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When organising any activity which involves people working together whether that is within your team or with members of the public you need to think about who, if anyone, needs to be DBS checked and what the safeguarding issues might be around your proposed activity.

Disclosure and barring service checks (DBS)

  • Not all learning activities will require your staff or volunteers to be DBS checked. For England, Wales and Northern Ireland can find out more about the DBS scheme on the goverment website.
  • For details about the DBS scheme The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) provides clear advice on whether you need you team to be checked or not.
  • For a basic DBS check.

For Scotland:

Safeguarding & working with vulnerable people

Online safeguarding of vulnerable people 

There is additional information on safeguarding in the Governance section.

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