This is the first in our series of Be Curious webinars led by Dave Blain, the UK’s foremost expert on sexual safety and safeguarding in the ambulance sector. Incredibly insightful and thought-provoking throughout.
We challenged attendees to reflect on their current policies and approach to staff recruitment and monitoring, to mitigate against offenders who seek to work in this sector.
The main take-aways from Be Curious were:
✅ The different approaches required by providers depending on their size and structure to stop offenders hiding in plain sight.
❌ DBS records don’t always include all the information held by the Police on offenders.
✅ The importance of sharing of information and interaction with external bodies and agencies to reduce the likelihood of offenders moving between employers
📢 Giving staff a voice to be heard (for example through Freedom to Speak Up Guardians).