We make no apology for returning to the subject of Vetting & Barring. Over the coming months it is going to have an impact on every voluntary organisation that works with children or vulnerable adults in any capacity, whether as service users or volunteers.
The Independent Safeguarding authority has already put a lot of information out, but they are running another series of information road shows up and down the country, with our local one being in Derby on 10th March 2010.
Here is a slightly edited version of their email:
Invitation to register for the Vetting & Barring Scheme Information Roadshows
We are pleased to inform you that the registration site is now open for the Information Roadshow events planned to take place in February and March. We will be running a total of 12 events in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Events will last for a total of 3 hours including Question and Answer sessions.
The events are being designed to explain the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act legislation, including the impact of Sir Roger Singleton’s recent review, set out the practicalities of the application and online checking processes and provide more information on the ISA. The information will help individuals understand the implications of the scheme for them and their organisations, and provide an opportunity to ask questions of the panel. It is expected that attendees will already have some background knowledge of the scheme and how it will apply to their organisation.
There will be around 500 places at each event and we anticipate that these will be fully subscribed. It is important that you only attend the event for which you are registered and that if you are unable to attend you let us know so that we can release a place to people on waiting lists.
We are very much looking forward to meeting our invited audiences. If you have any queries on the venues or the registration process please contact our helpline at 0207 403 3023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the booking line is unable to deal with specific Scheme enquiries. If you have any questions regarding the Vetting and Barring Scheme or require further information please contact our specialist VBS helpline number 0300 123 1111.
To book a place at an event near you, please register at http://www.vbsroadshow.org
For more information about Vetting and Barring, contact us at the Volunteer Centre, or talk to the Development Team here at South Derbyshire CVS we can each be reached on 01283 550163.