DBS News Aug / Sep 2014
September 5th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely
The DBS work closely with the Registered Body network to ensure that applications submitted to the DBS meet their strict criteria for eligibility and volunteer status. In this month’s DBS news they have reported an increase in the number of applications submitted that do not meet these strict criteria. As such they have requested that organisations follow this simple 3 step process to confirm for themselves:
Step 1: Confirm that the role is eligible for a criminal record check, and at what level.
Step 2: Confirm that it meets the DBS definition of a volunteer.
Step 3: Indicate on the application form the role is a volunteer position.
To assist with this process, DDC have created some FAQs which will answer some of the key questions asked above. As a service provider, Due Diligence Checking Limited will seek to establish the status of applications at the account opening and set-up stage, to make applying for checks as easy as possible whilst remaining compliant with DBS requirements.
- What is the DBS definition of a volunteer?
- What are the different levels of Disclosure?
- Should I choose a Basic, Standard or Enhanced Disclosure for my employee?
Updated Guidance on Eligibility and Workforce details.
In the July / August 2014 DBS News we confirmed that the DBS were making some changes to the eligibility criteria and they have now updated the guidance on the website to reflect this new information. For a summary of these changes please see the previous DBS New Article.
To see a full copy of the DBS News, please go to the www.gov.uk website.