Position applied for and ‘Workforce'
The DBS must know which workforce the
applicant is working in - in other words, the types of groups of people
they will be working with. Therefore, the Registered Body (in this case, People Dancing) countersigning the application will ask
about this at the point of applying. The phrases used are shown below:
Child Workforce – A position that involves working/volunteering with children/young people
Adult Workforce – A position that involves working/volunteering with vulnerable adults
Child and Adult Workforce - A position that involves working/volunteering with children/young people and vulnerable adults
Other Workforce – A position that does not involve working/volunteering with children/young people and vulnerable adults.
Employers need to be aware that the check they seek is correct for
their workforce; e.g. if an individual holds a certificate for Child
Workforce only, but has applied for work in the Adult Workforce, a
new Check should be carried out.
NB. It is not possible to use the Update Service without indicating workforce details on the DBS application form.