Anyone got to grips with the new Child Protection rules yet? There is information on the BFBB about this new scheme here however the Children Protection Policy attached in Word and PDF format appears on the face of it to be the same document has first appeared a few years ago. It says that the changes come in to force on the 12th October 2009 although my recall was that the government were having a re-think on the dates of implementation. "Please see the Vetting and Safeguarding Policy Unit notification (PDF, 23KB) advising that the requirement for individuals to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority Scheme has been delayed until July 2010. Please also see the ministerial statement signalling changes to the implementation of the Scheme. We have been advised that, essentially, this announcement moves back the start date when employees must register with the ISA and that as a result, it moves back the 5-year phasing period by about a year. It does not change anything around “what” employers must do, rather it just changes the “when” staff must register with ISA" Anyone confused yet? So I have a question - we have a training band with under 18s, and one child is brought to and from the rehearsal in a car with a friend of the family, that friend is not a member of or band or training band - should we be expected to request a CRB check?