Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

We use the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to make safer decisions when hiring our staff, to protect vulnerable groups.

We use the service to process requests for a DBS check and keep a record.


What you need to know

We can provide advice to employees, managers and schools/departments on:

  • eligibility for a criminal record check through the DBS
  • types of check that are appropriate and available
  • the definitions of Regulated Activity
  • how long a DBS check is valid for
  • how to apply for a DBS check
  • screening where a DBS check is not applicable