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FIND OUT IF YOU CAN CHECK SOMEONE'S CRIMINAL RECORD - ONLINE TOOL

A collection of documents that you can use to decide whether a role is eligible for a basic, standard or enhanced DBS check including an eligibility tool, eligibility guide, regulated activity and workforces, supervision of children, recruitment of ex-offenders.

DBS newsletters with latest updates and information.

Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees

Safeguarding children and child protection advice from the NSPCC

DBS e-guide to completing the DBS Application Form

You can find all documents relating to DBS checking service guidance here (compiled by DBS)

Disclosure and Barring Service Update Service

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.

Designated Person/Organisation Agreement

Designated Checker Agreement

DBS Sample Policy on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

DBS Sample Policy on Secure Storage and Handling of DBS Certificates

ASTO Umbrella body policy on Secure Storage and Handling of DBS Information

Referring someone to the DBS

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.