Please find below a list of useful organisations including links to their websites:
Enables organisations in Northern Ireland to make more informed recruitment decisions by providing criminal history information about anyone seeking paid or unpaid work in certain defined areas, such as working with children or vulnerable adults. AccessNI was established by a joint programme between the Northern Ireland Office, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, the Department of Education and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research. Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that we can be here for everyone in later life.
Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau)
The Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) helps employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions. A number of roles, especially those involving children or vulnerable adults, are entitled to a DBS check.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The Care Quality Commission is the new health and social care regulator for England. We look at the joined up picture of health and social care. Our aim is to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home. Find out how we assess and inspect health and social care, how we register services, how we work to improve health and social care services and our specific work around people affected under the Mental Health Act.
Sport and Recreation Alliance
The Sport and Recreation Alliance (formerly CCPR) is the national alliance of governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation. Our 317 members - organisations as diverse as The Football Association, British Water Ski and the Ramblers - represent 150,000 clubs across the UK and some 8 million regular participants. The Sport and Recreation Alliance provides these organisations with a single, independent voice ensuring that their interests are represented.
Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe's largest HR development professional body. We're a globally recognised brand with over 135,000 members, and pride ourselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.
Children England is the leading membership organisation for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. Children England is committed to demonstrating to its members, funders and a wider audience the impact that it is having. We believe it is only by doing this that we will be able to show how we provide added value and are effective in making a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and families.
Commission for Social Care Inspection Wales (CSSIW)
CSSIW carries out its functions on behalf of Welsh Ministers, and although we are part of a Department within the Welsh Assembly Government there are a number of safeguards in place to ensure our independence. Four regions (North Wales; South East Wales; Mid and South Wales and South West Wales) are the focus for professional assessment and judgment about services and organisations. They inspect and review local authority social services and regulate and inspect social care and early years settings and agencies.
Department for Education
Every Child Matters is a shared program of change to improve outcomes for all children and young people. It takes forward the governments vision of radical reform for children, young people and families.
Department of Health
Exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England.
Disclosure Scotland is a service designed to enhance public safety. We provide potential employers and voluntary sector organisations with criminal history information on individuals applying for posts. Our services provide employers, voluntary sector organisations and those in their care, with disclosure information, to assist in the recruitment decision, helping protect the vulnerable. Some employers will be under an obligation to seek disclosures on potential employees. Typically, these will be positions which involve working with children.
The lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counter-terrorism and police.
A coalition of public and private sector bodies working together to combat the threat of identity theft.
Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)
The ISA’s role is to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. We assess those individuals working or wishing to work in regulated activity that are referred to us on the grounds that they pose a possible risk of harm to vulnerable groups.
Information Commissioner's Office
The ICO’s office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. We campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, offer advice for adults, and much more.
Provides a range of safeguarding services for individuals and organisations in line with current child protection and vulnerable adult legislation.
Umbrella Body Details
Umbrella Body details for DBS Disclosure Services Limited T/A Disclosure Services at Gov.uk.