New Government Roadmap: What it means for the children’s activities sector

The much anticipated roadmap out of lockdown was announced yesterday by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A 68 page Covid-19 response guide was released with full details on how the vaccine programme is supporting efforts to get the country back up and running and critically, keeping people safe and protected from the virus. The roadmap sets out four […]

National lockdown ending in England – what this means for children’s activities

30.11.2020 – An update regarding the new guidance for England from 2nd December by ICAP: Over the past week the Government in England have released new guidelines and details regarding the tiered system that will follow the end of the current lockdown period. These guidelines will apply from 2nd December. They also released tiering details of […]

DBS and Safeguarding: A background

Legal background In 1999, the government introduced mandatory criminal record checks on all workers with children.  The aim was to prevent paedophiles from gaining access to children. The Protection of Children Act 1999 introduced CRB checks, short for criminal records bureau, which have now become DBS checks for all those who work or volunteer directly […]

[UPDATE] National lockdown in England – what this means for children’s activities

3/11/2020 – An update regarding the November lockdown from ICAP: Since our last email (Sun 1st November) in reference to the national lockdown for England due to commence on Thursday 5th November, we have received unconfirmed reports on the following: 1. Providers operating educational services in schools will be allowed to continue their in-curricular activity services throughout the lockdown period (on agreement with each school) 2. […]

Data Protection and Children

Data protection law has existed in the UK since 1984 with several revisions each delivering more rights to individuals regarding their data privacy. The explosion of the data driven economy led by the increasing reliance on the internet has raised many questions about privacy and security of, in some cases, our most personal of data […]

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Act The previous Data Protection Act was revamped and replaced by the General Data Protection Act in 2018. It gives greater power to the individual to control how their data is used and stored and places a greater responsibility on organisations to be transparent with their data. It is the reason […]