Disclosure & Barring Service
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DBS November 2013 newsletter with latest updates and information.
Safeguarding Advice - Do you have the necessary safeguarding measures and policies in place? Register on the Safe Network website, or refer to the Safeguarding Advice section of this website
DBS e-guide to completing the DBS Application Form
The services of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority have been merged and a single, new non-departmental public body created. The new organisation is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Specific Guidance from the DBS website This guidance provides links to:
Documents the applicant must provide
Arranging checks as an employer
Tracking the application and getting a certificate
DBS Barred lists
Appeals and disputes
Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service
DBS Update Service Applicant Guide Links
The Disclosure and Barring Service have produced two YouTube videos; which showcase the new Update Service.
To view, please click here for the applicant video and here for the employer's video.
As more individuals join the Update Service, the more we can benefit from free and instant online Status Checks rather than having to pay for new criminal record checks and wait for them to come through.
ASTO DBS Umbrella Organisation Paperwork - Please refer to the guidance on the DBS website and links above, however if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact ASTO.
Employers, social services and professional regulators are under a legal duty to notify the DBS of relevant information, so that individuals who pose a threat to vulnerable groups can be identified and barred from working with these groups.