Disclose and Barring Service for VCS

If you work in a voluntary organisation supporting children or vulnerable adults, you may be accustomed to asking staff and volunteers to get DBS checks during your recruitment process.

You may wonder, why is this needed and how does it affect your organisation?

Come along to this workshop being delivered by the Regional Outreach Adviser for the DBS in the East Midlands, Lizzie Whittington, in coordination with the Derbyshire Dales CVS, which will take you through the process of applying for DBS checks, how to select which level of check is right for particular volunteer and paid roles and what to do if a certificate comes back with information on it. Lizzie will also cover the meaning of the “barred list” and how you, as an employer, must play an essential role in referring safeguarding issues to DBS in order to protect your vulnerable service users and those all over the UK.

This is a free 90 minute workshop and anyone who works in a safeguarding or recruitment role is welcome to attend. Lizzie will also share how she can continue supporting you and your organisation following the workshop and will answer questions throughout the session.

We will cover:

    • What types of DBS checks are available and their eligibility
    • How “regulated activity” with children and adults is defined with examples relevant to the voluntary sector
    • What leads to an individual being added to the “barred list”?
    • When do you have a duty to make a referral?
    • How to make a good quality barring referral
    • Q & A

To book your place please ring 01629 812154 and press 1 for Development Workers or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk