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Procedures for reporting misconduct and incompetence in the education workforce in Wales

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This guidance provides statutory procedures for employers and agents to follow when making reports of misconduct and/or incompetence to either the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Education (Wales) Act 2014 and the Education Workforce Council (Main Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2015 place a duty on all employers and agents in Wales to report cases to either the DBS or the EWC where they have ceased or may have ceased to use the services of a registered person on the grounds of misconduct and/or incompetence.

From 1 April 2015, the EWC became the regulatory body for all school and further education based practitioners in Wales.