The Disclosure and Barring Service is a government agency which provides information about employees’ and volunteers’ criminal records history, so that employers are able to make safer recruitment decisions. The DBS check if an individual has any criminal convictions, if they are barred from working with children or adults at risk and if the police hold any other relevant information about that person. The DBS used to be known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). CRB checks have now been replaced by DBS checks.
All applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for Enhanced DBS Disclosures have to be submitted by a Registered Body or an Umbrella Body that is recognised by the DBS. The Baptist Union of Great Britain are using Due Diligence Checking Ltd (DDC).
Further information is available by clicking on the links below:
Guide to DBS Checks for Baptist churches
More information about Applying for a DBS Disclosure through DDC
Registering as a Verifier
Frequently Asked Questions