So, you need to get a DBS disclosure, and you’re not sure where to start. Well, let’s start at the very beginning: what is a DBS disclosure? DBS stands for Disclosure and Barring Service, and was formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau. It is an executive agency of the Home Office. A DBS disclosure is the check of the information held by the Service to find out whether there is anything that would make you unsuitable for certain posts. You need DBS checks when you’re going to work with children under 18 years of age, the elderly or with vulnerable adults, whether paid or voluntarily, or if your job might involve access to sensitive information or to money.
The easiest way to access DBS checking services is online. CRB Checks Online provide a full Criminal Record Checking Service across England, Wales and Scotland.They can carry out checks quickly and efficiently, often within 48 hours, which is especially good if you want to start work quickly, or help out on a voluntary basis unexpectedly.
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