DBS check for work placement Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools

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I have just started my first assignment and am trying to gain a work placement. One school has said it is possible once I get the DBS check through my course. I don't think Stonebridge are responsible for applying for the DBS but I cannot apply for one myself as an individual. Has any one else had a problem getting a placement without the DBS in place? I do have one from last year but it was for a different situation.
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JACKIE COYLE

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Gemma Moore

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The school will request the DBS check on your behalf.  You can apply online but costs around £65!
I worked in my children's school as a class helper and to be able to do this and accompany them on school trips, you need to have a DBS check and they sort this out and then you receive the certificate in the post.  They usually last about 2-3 years.
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JACKIE COYLE

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Thank you.
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Cheryl

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Hi I am doing a work placement at a school and they did the DBS check for me there at no cost, but I have done one myself for being a nanny. It didn't cover me for working in the school though. Good luck
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JACKIE COYLE

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Thank you, I could not see how to do one for yourself.
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I offered to pay my school back for the DBS check if I did not use it and they did it for me. Once your registration has gone through you can apply to the update service and for 13 pound a year you can use it wherever you work with children. There is a time limit to join the update service on each DBS check. 
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JACKIE COYLE

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Thank you, do you mean registration with a school?
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JACKIE COYLE

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I have had another school today say they do not do the DBS check but expect the course provider to do it. I am confused :(