The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has issued new guidance around eligibility for DBS checks, for people in the charity sector and overseas aid organisations. There is separate guidance for those who work with children, and those who work with adults.
The guidance covers England, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Information on criminal record checks available in Scotland can be obtained from Disclosure Scotland and information on criminal record checks available in Northern Ireland can be obtained from Access NI.
The guidance includes information on:
- different DBS checks and eligibility for various roles
- scenario examples to provide a better understanding of DBS check eligibility
- criminal record checks overseas, certificates of good character and International Child Protection Certificates (ICPC)
- regulated activity and the legal duty to make a barring referral