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  • 1 April 2020
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New service allows DBS to respond quicker to recruitment requests during COVID-19

These arrangements will provide employers with the option to appoint new recruits into regulated activity with adults and/or children.

The Home Office and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have put temporary arrangements in place, to provide DBS checks and fast-track emergency checks of the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists free-of-charge. This will apply to healthcare and social care workers being recruited in connection with the provision of care and treatment of coronavirus in England and Wales.

Further details and information on the roles eligible for this service can be found on the UK Government website. For any queries please contact the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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