All reputable organisations providing play, child-care and recreation services to children (be they local authority, voluntary sector or commercial organisations) want to be sure that the people they employ or who volunteer to work with children in their care are suitable to have continuous and close access to children and young people as a system can devise, and that their management practices are conducive to child protection.
Fair Play for Children's Child Protection in Play Programme has evolved from members' concerns over the past 23 years and includes:
Fair Play is a Registered Umbrella Body with the Criminal Records Bureau and thus is able to carry out DBS Disclosures on behalf of member organisations.We are now able to offer electronic applications to speed up the service
Volunteers and staff also need the security that their reputations and work will not be compromised. Managements have a moral obligation, and in many situations a legal requirement to make checks on prospective employees, volunteers and trustees under The Children Act 1989
Read our Guide to the 1989 Act
We will be publishing information on the new Vetting and Barring Scheme in due course.
If you intend to run a child care activity where there are children aged under 8 years of age, please read A Guide on the Regulation of Day Care Activities
Visit our Other Publications page for links to essential Ofsted information.
Fair Play for Children also undertakes training and advisory work for
children's and youth organisations in child protection. We are an
Umbrella Body under the Criminal Records Bureau and thus we are able to
undertake criminal records checks on prospective workers and volunteers
of our member organisations (with their consent, of course).