Jargon Buster

There are a number of acronyms and definitions that are specific to safeguarding, this page will be kept updated as a quick reference guide.

CEOP    Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, a police department 

CRB      Criminal Records Bureau, an executive agency of the Home Office

GTC-E   General Teaching Council for England – regulates the teaching profession. Also GTC-W covers Wales etc

ISA        Independent Safeguarding Authority, the non departmental public body responsible for barring decisions

LADO  Local Authority Designated Officer

LSCB   Local Safeguarding Children Board

ROA     Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

SVGA  Safeguardng Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

VBS     Vetting & Barring Scheme

Volunteers  defined as ‘a person who is engaged in any activity which involves spending time unpaid (except for travelling and other out-of-pocket expenses) doing something which aims to benefit some third party other than or in addition to a close relative’

Vulnerable Adults  are defined within the SVGA and will be redefined in the Protection of Freedoms Bill


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