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DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

DBS application processing: announcement

Due to an exceptionally busy time for People Dancing, we will be unable to process any DBS checks from 25 September to 16 October 2017. We therefore advise that DBS applications and accompanying documents are NOT submitted during this period since they cannot be processed until after 16 October.

People Dancing has been processing and countersigning Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosures for their members since 2002 in it's capacity as a CRB Registered Body. From 1 December 2012, the CRB was re-named: Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

This area offers guidance around Enhanced DBS Checks, and information on how to apply for a Check through People Dancing Membership.
What is an Enhanced DBS Check used for?

A DBS Check can inform a decision about whether or not an individual is appropriate to be working or have contact with or access to children, young people and vulnerable adults.

People Dancing can request the following types of DBS checks:

  • Enhanced (including barred list checks) for people working closely, frequently and unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults
  • Enhanced (not including barred list checks) for people working in posts with children or vulnerable adults having a certain level of contact that may or may not be unsupervised. Because this definition is broad, it is important to assess the specific role an individual undertakes.

The information in these pages relates to the law in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For Scotland, please visit Disclosure Scotland. For Northern Ireland you may also wish to visit AccessNI.

The information included here is offered with the usual proviso: that each situation is different, therefore the information is for guidance only and should not be seen as definitive legal or child protection advice. Information about seeking further advice and clarification is included in Resources and Contacts.

Reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the information in this document is accurate. However, it is not intended to be legally comprehensive; it is designed to provide guidance in good faith at the stated date but without accepting liability. We therefore recommend that you take appropriate professional advice before taking action on any of the matters covered herein.