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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Their primary aim is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children.

For more information go to the website.

Practitioners may wish to view download the Guidance Notes and Useful Information where they can find out about:

  • DBS Guide to Eligibility
  • DBS Child Workforce
  • DBS Adult Workforce
  • DBS Conviction Filtering Guide
  • Unlocking Criminal Record Checks

Who to contact

Telephone
0870 909 0811
E-mail
customerservices@dbs.gsi.gov.uk
Website
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk
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