DBS / CRB Checks Advice
DBS (CRB) checks can appear a daunting and time-consuming prospect but help is at hand.
- Please read the Advice for Applicants if you are the person completing the DBS, and Advice for Evidence Checkers if you are the evidence checker or named person
- Visit our Enquiry page to receive information about checks for your staff and volunteers
- Please visit our Downloads page to access useful documents in the application process
Frequently asked questions:-
Are my staff eligible for a DBS (CRB) check? Read the DBS eligibility guidance (external link)
Can I get a check if I'm self employed or an individual? This is unlikely. Have a look at our guidance for self employed people.
How long does a DBS last for? When should I renew it? Good practice is every 12 months, but read the Home Office guidance to find out more.
Can I accept a volunteer or staff member's previously issued DBS/CRB check? This may be possible, but read the Home Office guidance to learn more.
What documents are acceptable to prove identity? Find out here
You can read more about DBS checks and other guidance on external sites:-
- Dept for Education Statutory Guidance on Regulated Activity with children