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Vetting contract and supplier staff

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) check provides details of an individual’s criminal record and whether they are barred from working with children or adults.

When the DBS check is complete, the applicant will receive a DBS certificate.

If your business involves employing people who work in regulated activity with children or vulnerable adults or in any other area covered by the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, you must ensure that all employees and volunteers apply for a DBS check.

If your organisation will require more than 100 DBS checks a year you should register with the DBS. If your organisation requires fewer than 100 checks a year you must use an umbrella body.

To submit a DBS check and receive DBS application forms, you must either register with the Disclosure and Barring Service or use the services of a DBS registered umbrella organisation such as South Gloucestershire Council. You can find out more about costs and services on the Home Office website.

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