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DBS: good practice for safer recruitment

23 May @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course outline

Delivered directly by colleagues within the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), this webinar is a must for everyone who is involved in ensuring a culture of vigilance and the ongoing maintenance of safer organisation culture weather their role is front-line, operational management, HR and compliance functions or leadership and governance including trustees, board members and governors. 

Learning outcomes: 

Delegates will:

  • Have enhanced understanding of the role of the DBS
  • Review the different levels of DBS checks available and how to decide what level of DBS check to apply for
  • Increase understanding of the information that can be disclosed on each level of DBS check
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar about the DBS processes and underpinning legislation.

Audience: This workshop will be useful for anyone who has a role in deciding who should have a DBS check or is interested in finding out more about DBS, the legislation it operates under and why different roles working with vulnerable groups, including children are eligible for different levels of check.

    • Managers recruiting volunteers and employed staff as well as commissioning visiting workers and other services working on behalf of their organisation
    • HR, recruitment , bursary and other legal compliance colleagues within a range of organisations
    • Trustees, Board Members and Governors responsible for oversight and scrutiny of safeguarding practice
    • Safeguarding leads and those leading organisations and schools with management and leadership responsibility
    • Voluntary, Charity, Community Groups, Private Companies, Sole Traders such as counsellors and mentors
    • Anyone wishing to hear directly from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) what the current requirements are, and what to watch out for in future


  • Member Rate: £65
  • Non-member Rate: £130*


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Rebecca Bool, Regional Outreach Adviser

Rebecca is the Regional Outreach Adviser covering Yorkshire & The Humber. Her background is health & social care, working within the public and the voluntary sector. She joined the DBS team in early 2022 and have loved every day in the role since. The DBS Adviser team are always at the end of a call or an email for information, guidance or advice about DBS products & services and how DBS helps make recruitment & employment safer.


Laura Gaskell, National Adviser 

Laura is the National Outreach Advisor who joined the DBS in January this year.  She comes from a background of teaching with specialisms in pastoral work and safeguarding. She is excited to have joined a team of people that are so welcoming, helpful, and forward thinking in raising the profile and importance of the DBS. She feels privileged to be able to still use her passion for education, support and make a positive impact in her job role.


23 May
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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