Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) forms are processed by the council as pre-employment checks on staff working with children or vulnerable adults and on volunteers who will work with vulnerable groups. If you need a DBS check for this purpose it will be arranged by the school or department who are recruiting you and they will pay any associated costs.
DBS checks are also processed for external organisations needing to access DBS checks under the council's umbrella service. For further information on the umbrella service please contact the Disclosure Service on:
Tel: (01482) 391219
(Office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm)
You are only eligible to have an enhanced DBS check if you are carrying out 'regulated activity' with children or vulnerable adults or certain other specified posts.
A self-employed person cannot get a DBS check themselves - you will have to go through an organisation you will work for.
Enhanced DBS checks
An enhanced DBS check can only be carried out by an organisation wishing to check a prospective employee or volunteer or recheck them. There has to be an organisation to decide if the individual is suitable when the check result is received.