WCVYS are committed to supporting and improving all aspects safeguarding children and young people.

On 1st December 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

WCVYS publishes a DBS Newsletter which is circulated to groups that have DBS contracts with us. This can be found on the WCVYS Members' Area of our website.

From time to time we publish leaflets. The leaflets are circulated with our newsletter and are available for download. Follow the link in the menu bar to the left.

The Guidance Notes on Safeguarding Children and Young People (Edition 2.0 - May 2010), is a 92 page booklet which provides lots of updated information and sample documents for workers, volunteers, management committee members and trustees in voluntary and community sector organisations. Copies for WCVYS Members can be obtained from the WCVYS Office. We are looking to ensure that the message gets into all VCS groups working with children and young people.

An electronic version can be downloaded below. Normal printing will give an A4 'large print' version of the booklet. If your printer has a 'pamphlet' option you can produce an A5 booklet similar to that which we can provide from the office.

WCVYS works closely with the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board and further resources and information can be found on their website.
Details of the Inter Agency Guidance is available on the link on the menu bar to the left.