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Safeguarding Update for All Members


The British Weight Lifting website has now been updated and holds all relevant Safeguarding documents.  The documents are there to help and guide you should have to deal with a disclosure of abuse and it informs you of the correct procedures that have to be followed when dealing with such an issue.

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2012. It contains all of the new safeguarding and vetting requirements that will affect individuals in sport and recreation organisations who have contact with children and adults at risk.

The legislation is now fixed and the new legal requirements have been coming into force at various times since 10 September 2012 and onwards Below are outlined the changes that have taken place so far this year and there are further changes to take place in the Spring of next year and into 2014.

The 10th September changes were:

  • the introduction of new definition of Regulated Activity,
  • the Repeal of Controlled Activity,
  • the Repeal of registration and monitoring requirements,
  • the Repeal of additional information ,
  • the introduction of 16 yrs old as the minimum age at which someone can apply for a CRB check
  • More rigorous 'relevancy' test for when police release information held locally on an enhanced CRB check

December 1st change was the merger of Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to create the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

From March 2013 the forms to be completed for a DBS will change, as have the documents that you can use for a check so please read the new documentation on the website as it outlines the new identity checking process that is in place.

If you have any questions regarding these changes and what they mean for you please do not hesitate to contact me directly on :

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Tel:  0117 3305301

Mobile : 07872 602637