DBS guidance for recruitment

Homeless Link has produced this handy guide to help organisations decide which roles are subject to a DBS check and which level of check is relevant to these roles. 

The Disclosure and Barring Service was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and merges the functions previously carried out by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). It enables organisations to obtain criminal record information about prospective employees and volunteers by accessing information from the Police National Computer, and local police information. The DBS is responsible for deciding who should be barred from working with children or vulnerable adults, or both.