Here at Smash Life HQ we are passionate about safeguarding vulnerable young people , the very people we work with and come into contact with on a day to day basis. We think its great when organisations have robust safeguarding policies after all we all have the same aim – to keep young people safe.
All Staff at Smash Life have an enhanced DBS and these numbers can be presented to you and your organization upon our arrival at reception or sent to you via email beforehand.
We are very happy to confirm our identities upon arrival and wear a visitors badge for the duration of any visits, if required.
Please also take the time to scroll down our HOME page and read about each member of the Smash Life Team experience and backgrounds. This is to ensure you know exactly who you are asking to come into your place of work and work alongside you and the young people referred to us.
Any further information required by you or your organisation may delay us in actually working with the young people you want and have asked us to support. We will and have walked away from organisations that we believe have presented numerous and unnecessary bureaucratic barriers to stop us actually starting this vital work despite us clearly showing our Enhanced DBS numbers, who we are and signposting to those who have carried out our Enhanced DBS checks.
If you require or ask us for things like your own references, or another DBS check for example you will be invoiced directly by us for the cost of these and the additional admin time it will take for us to complete them.
If you are a Primary or Secondary School please be aware that you should be adhering to the guidelines set out in the Department for Educations Keeping Children Safe In Education Document.
Please note: Organisations who ask us for further information or ask to photocopy our certificates despite having been given our DBS numbers and seeing a copy of our certificate to go on the Single Central Record (SCR) should be aware of the following:
The DBS does not impose any rules on how organisations should handle information that you choose to disclose yourself. However under the new GPD rulings it is our understanding that if you do wish to see a copy of one of our staff members Enhanced DBS Certificates that you can do so, but you are not allowed to be copying it as this contains their personal information. You can record the date on which it’s been checked/approved but you should also be giving us a copy of your data protection policy and information on how you are processing your data .
All organisations have to follow the Data Protection Act 2018 in compliance with GDPR. As criminal record data is regarded as sensitive personal data under this legislation, you must have processes in place to ensure it is kept safe.