The Department for Education has updated two paragraphs in the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, outlining the process for making referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Updates include links to further guidance on when referrals should be made, dealing with allegations and what information should be provided to DBS when making a referral.

164. The DBS will consider whether to bar the person. Detailed guidance on when to refer to the DBS, and what information must be provided, can be found on GOV.UK.

165. Referrals should be made as soon as possible, and ordinarily on conclusion of an investigation, when an individual is removed from regulated activity. This could include when an individual is suspended, redeployed to work that is not regulated activity, dismissed or when they have resigned. When an allegation is made, an investigation should be carried out to gather enough evidence to establish if it has foundation, and employers should ensure they have sufficient information to meet the referral duty criteria explained in the DBS referral guidance, which can be found on GOV.UK.

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