We want to make sure that people who receive services are safe. When you make an application we will start ‘fit person’ checks. DBS checks are a part of this.
The DBS is responsible for:
- processing requests for criminal records checks
- deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list
- placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for Wales, Northern Ireland and England.
We are required to share information with DBS where necessary.
If you have not already done so, you should sign up to the DBS Update Service (External link) when you apply for your next DBS check. You must also give us permission to check if anything’s changed on your certificate. You can do this through the Update Service.
Changes to how you can apply for a DBS check
We are changing how you can apply for DBS checks in relation to applications or renewals. To find out more about these changes please visit our ‘Changes to how you can apply for DBS’ page.