Working with children

What do I need to know about DBS checks?

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are often needed when working with children, young people or vulnerable people, even as a volunteer.

Here is some guidance from tells you everything you need to know – from responsibilities to practicalities, who will need one and when.

We’ve also got some advice from the Safe Network which further explains the steps you need to take to make sure your project is up-to-date with the changes.

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DBS checks – overview
DBS checks – what to do next

Source:, Safe Network and Children England

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Working with children


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