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Criminal Record (DBS) Checks for Childminders and Childcare Workers

Guidance from Ofsted has been issued regarding how to get a DBS check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.  


A crèche provides supervised childcare for occasional limited periods of time. They enable parents and carers to participate in adult education courses, training or leisure activities nearby.  Crèches may operate all week on a sessional basis, but will usually cater for different children at each…

CV Basics

« Back to CVs index Your CV needs to be: Clear - you want the information to be understood straight away. Concise - you shouldn't give irrelevant information. Well laid out - so that the information given can be quickly found. To achieve this you…

CV Dos and Don'ts

« Back to CVs index Do Put the strongest statements at the top and work down the page. Add a personal statement using just one or two sentences to summarise your strengths. Keep sentences and paragraphs short. Sentences should be between 15-20 words and paragraphs should…


CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, which literally means 'The course of one's life'. A CV (sometimes called a résumé) is a concise document that outlines the relevant facts about you and your experience to a prospective employer. Unlike filling in an application form, writing a…

The Cycle of Change

This model is commonly used in the field of substance misuse and is broadly applicable to change in a variety of settings. It is important to underline that the cycle of change serves as an indicator, not as a prescriptive stage by stage approach. No…

Depression and mental ill-health in children

"At first I thought she was just being a moody teenager, but as the time went on I realised something was wrong. She’s getting counselling now - it’s slow, but I’m hopeful she’ll get out of this." Warning signs Not sleeping, mood swings, eating disorders,…

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Education Settings (Level 3)

click here to sign up to receive training updates. This 2 day training is now taking place in a face-to-face format again. This course will offer delegates the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to perform this role. Southampton City Council training includes…

Designated Safeguarding Lead Update for Education Settings (Level 3)

click here to sign up to receive training updates. Whilst currently being delivered in a virtual format, please note that training September 2022 onwards, will revert to a face to face format. This training is delivered by Southampton City Council Children and Families Services and…

Diversity and Culture Training for Southampton

This course has been written specifically for Southampton. Who should attend? Anyone working with individuals and families in Southampton. Ideally those attending this course will have a basic understanding of DVA.This course is managed by Pippa (Prevention, Intervention and Public Protection Alliance). Further details regarding…

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