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Sacpa webinar: DBS – good practice for safer recruitment

29th June 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Date: June 29, 2022
  • Time: 10:00-11
  • Venue: Zoom (online)

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

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.

Training topics will include:

  • The benefits of DBS and your organisation working together
  • The different levels of DBS checks
  • When an employee is eligible for a check
  • What Regulated Activity is
  • The DBS Update Service
  • Have an understanding of what safe recruitment practices can be in place that DBS checks can form a part of.

Learning outcomes:

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


  • Member rate: £60
  • Member rate (additional attendee): £15
  • Non-member rate: £120*
*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.

Speaker: Cathy Taylor, Regional Outreach Manager, Disclosure and Barring Service

Cathy Taylor is the Regional Outreach Manager at Disclosure and Barring Service. She is part of the Partnerships Team and manages the team of regional outreach advisers who support organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland with DBS processes and legislation. She also supports partnerships with national organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Prior to working for DBS, Cathy has worked in the voluntary sector supporting workforce development, developing and delivering training to the children’s workforce, supporting families with pre-school children and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse. She has also been a children’s centre manager employed by a local authority and has been a member of a Local Safeguarding Children’s Board training team.



29th June 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Virtual – Zoom
United Kingdom


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