A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – formerly called Criminal Record Check, is necessary for all those working with children or vulnerable adults in certain roles within the Church.
Before undertaking a DBS check, we ask you to complete a confidential declaration which should be returned in a sealed envelope to either the safeguarding officer or the vicar.
Download the confidential declaration here
Once we have recieved your confidential declaration, two things will happen.
- we will need documentary evidence of your identity. This will usually be a photograph of both your passport details page and of your driving licence, together with a utility bill or something similar. You can either show this to the person conducting the DBS check, or email it to them. If you don’t have these documents, other documentation is possible.
See this page for further details.
- You will need to undertake an online DBS check. We will email you with further details about this.
We also ask you to register for the DBS UPDATE SERVICE when your check is underway. – This is free of charge for volunteers, and will save you having to resubmit your application when we need to update your record after 3 years.
more information can be found in this guide.
You can view the DBS Code of Practice that we subscribe to here:
DBS Officers can initiate a DBS check here
Your username for the system is: email@example.com
Your organisation reference / Thirtyone:eight Membership no. is: 168A12056 pw M12@