Safeguarding children always has to be the highest priority and protecting those children who are working is no exception. Imagine there’s a 12-year-old who has just won a national talent competition and is in huge demand to make a number of performances in pantomimes throughout the festive season.
How do you make sure that this child is properly safeguarded? When it comes to effectively supporting and protecting the welfare of children and young people in work, our Children in Entertainment and Employment (CIEE) solution can help you with exactly that, enabling you to record and monitor the impact of activities, and make sure that they are in a safe environment.
CIEE is proving to be increasingly popular with authorities and rightly so – with v4 offering additional functionality and enhancements, CIEE simplifies the complex process of safeguarding children, ensuring your local authority has a single, central source of information for staff to access.
It’s easy to set up a new application for a child entering entertainment or employment; simply search for the child, choose the employer and include basic details such as application status, key employer information and start date.
You can then add and edit terms and conditions in One before selecting the appropriate authorisation to create the application. For employment, you can also generate a work permit which is specific to your local authority.
Processing applications for employment and entertainment are performed in a very similar way, with the main difference being the number of children selected – an employment licence is for one child and an entertainment licence can be for one child or many.
Chaperones also play an important role for children and in CIEE you can find out who these are and make sure that their information, such as references and disclosure checks, are recorded centrally, as well as add the details for new chaperones.
We’ve been busy making a number of significant improvements to v4 CIEE to improve your experience of using the solution, including a redesign of the screen. We’ve now made it easier to filter and view applications, allowing you to add multiple work permit applications to the same employer to enable the generation of a batch of licences.
You can also create alerts to notify people if additional information needs to be added or a certain task needs to be completed, as well as having the option to link documents. Another new area that has been added is working hours, which allows you to record the number of working hours for each child, either per day or per week.
A gentle reminder re your CIEE v4 migration
Don’t forget you will need to migrate to v4 as soon as possible, as v3 of this module will be decommissioned from Spring 2016. If you would like support or advice with the migration, please contact your account manager for details of our support services and service packs.
To find out more about Children in Entertainment and Employment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org