Covid 19

DBS Webinar for Skills for Care

DBS hosted a webinar with Skills for Care to maximise understanding of the new COVID-19 24-hour emergency checks of the Barred List(s) and has compiled a list of questions that were received before, during and after the webinar. The questions and answers can be found here.

Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

DBS and the Home Office have published a Safeguarding Factsheet, designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time. The factsheet includes an FAQ document and covers a number of scenarios, and whether a DBS check would be needed. The factsheet and accompanying FAQ document can be found here.

Updated ID checking guidelines

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, DBS has made some temporary changes to the ID checking guidelines for standard and enhanced checks – and basic checks, when submitted through a Responsible Organisation. These changes have been made to limit face-to-face contact, and can be found here.

Updated Subject Access Request guidelines

Temporary changes have been made to the Subject Access Request guidelines to allow requests made via email to be accompanied by scanned images of ID documents. More information can be found here.