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Disclosure And Barring Service

Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS)


What is the DBS?


The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) in 2012. The DBS exists to allow employers and regulatory bodies to make informed decisions whilst recruiting prospective employees by giving them access to their criminal record history.


When will I need a DBS check?


For The Individual:


The service is especially prominent in particular sectors of employment. When a person is applying to work with children or vulnerable adults, a DBS check is essential to knowing if that person is suited to working with those groups of individuals for safeguarding purposes.


For The Employer:


As an employer or an applicant who is using a DBS check during the recruitment service, it is essential you understand how the service will impact on you. Employers will be inclined to decline an individual if they have convictions on their DBS check barring them from working with children or vulnerable adults.


How can Duncan Lewis help me as an applicant if the DBS has records against my name?


If, as an applicant you have previous convictions which you would like to be removed, Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors can appeal any incorrect inclusions on your DBS, as well as those arrests that did not lead to a conviction.


Duncan Lewis is also able to appeal to edit any convictions or cautions that are recorded on your DBS certificate. We understand that any record on your DBS can influence your chances at gaining successful employment. We are here to advise and support you through the process to get you the best possible result.


We can help you apply for an entry to be removed from the Police Nation Computer (PNC) which directly links to the Disclosure & Barring Service records. Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors can represent you if you have been given a ‘Minded to Bar’ letter.


If you have any DBS professional regulatory queries, or wish to review your DBS certificate in the form of edits or through an appeal, call Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors on 0333 772 0409.


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