12/05/2021- Club Official

DBS Publishes New Guidance

DBS releases new information and guidance on amending application forms and the role of the police in the DBS checking process.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps sport organisations make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. DBS also maintains the adults’ and children’s Barred Lists and makes considered decisions as to whether an individual should be included on one or both of these lists and barred from engaging in regulated activity.


Changes to the Enhanced DBS check application process

As of 31 May 2021, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be implementing a change to the enhanced DBS check application process. The change will mean that DBS is no longer able to amend an applicant’s personal information on the application form, once it has been submitted.

Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect personal information (name, address and address history) will be withdrawn, and a new application will need to be submitted.

If an application is withdrawn due to an omission or error in your personal information, we are unable to provide a refund.

News story here.


Police role in DBS

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and police forces work together throughout the DBS checking process. In response to feedback, the DBS  have created a factsheet which summarises the police’s role. The factsheet, which can be found here, includes:

  • the stages of the DBS checking process and what each consists of
  • what happens at stage 4 of the process, which involves a search of records held by the police

More information can be found here.

For more information please go to www.gov.uk/dbs.

As a reminder all BF DBS checks are performed through the Vibrant Nation service.

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