Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions - DBSs

Who needs a DBS Check?

Anyone applying for a job or voluntary position that includes working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults, could be asked for a check. Any position working with children or young people requires you to undergo an ENHANCED DBS check.

I already have a DBS for my job - do I need to do another one for my group?

In 2013 DBS Certificates became portable, which is done through the Update Service. www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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