LA staff visiting schools
We can confirm that all social work staff and other staff employed by Ealing Council who frequently work with children and Ealing FM engineering staff who carry out maintenance work in schools have been subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Letter from Judith Finlay about enhanced DBS checks for all social work staff (pdf)
Judith is the executive director of children, adults and public health.
Letter from Ivan Somerville about enhanced DBS checks for all Ealing FM engineering staff (pdf)
Ivan is the head of building services, ICT & property services.
'Frequently' is defined as once a week or more often, or on four or more days in a 30-day period.
For social work, this applies equally to both locum and permanent staff in the positions of:
- Social workers
- Senior social workers
- Social work assistants
- Deputy managers
- Team managers
- Operations managers
- Assistant directors.
Other council employees who are also covered include, for example:
- Educational psychologists
- Music tutors
- Passenger assistants
- Teachers in the behaviour strategy and inclusion service
- Ealing FM engineering staff.
Ealing ID badges
On several occasions, staff who are visiting schools to see children or carry out reactive and planned maintenance tasks have been asked to produce proof of identity and proof of DBS clearance.
All staff are, of course, required to provide proof of identity when they visit your school.
We hereby confirm that you should accept a photographic Ealing ID badge as providing this proof of identity.