DBS and Safer Recruitment

Posted 29th January 2021

It is essential that voluntary organisations carry out appropriate background checks on staff, volunteers and trustees.

The use of Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) checks should be part of your overall approach to safeguarding and detailed in your safer recruitment policy and practice.

This is strongly recommended by the Charity Commission. You can only carry out checks for certain roles and activities.

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