Children England; Are You able to DBS Check the Posts You Need to?

Children England would like to hear from any of our members who are finding that the definition of ‘eligible roles’ for a Disclosure and Barring Service check is causing problems. We’re aware that there are some roles considered by charities to require a DBS, such as charity shop volunteers, which are not included in the government’s definition of eligible roles – meaning charities struggle to obtain the checks they feel are necessary.

Government is currently talking to the sector about possible improvements to the DBS system so now is a good opportunity for us to gather your experiences and make sure they’re taken on board when any changes are made.

Email Chloë chloe.darlington@childrenengland.org.uk with your organisation’s comments on DBS eligibility criteria.