The Regulation Of Care Provision For Looked After Children And Young People

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Evaluate the regulation of care provision for looked after children and young people Disclosure and Barring Service: The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) was first established under the police act in 1997 and was launched in March 2002 due to public concern about children, young people and vulnerable adults. This was then merged in 2012 with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service is a check which must be taken before any practitioner is employed to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults. It ensures that the practitioner is clear of any criminal offences such as abuse. A disadvantage of the DBS check is that it gets renewed every three years. Within these three years a practitioner can very simply abuse a child, young person or vulnerable adult without any detection whatsoever. After the renewed DBS that practitioner is more likely to be caught. However this makes no difference as he/she has already committed an offence and the child, young person or vulnerable adult has already been harmed. Due to the fact that background checks are expensive some companies don’t often feel it is necessary therefore don’t require for employees to display a DBS. Nevertheless a DBS does have many advantages; it protects employers from future lawsuits and a background check reveals lies in resumes/CVs which helps the job selection process and ensure employment of only legitimate and honest
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