Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service is the body responsible for carrying out criminal background checks and maintaining the list of persons barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.

Information sheet content includes:

  • Background
  • DBS Checks
    • Who can request a DBS check?
    • When a DBS check is received
    • Online update service
  • The DBS Barred List
    • The duty to refer
    • Contact details

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