DBS checks: contractorsRead our summary of when contractors need a DBS check and whether you're responsible for carrying it out.
DBS checks: governors and trusteesSchool governors, academy members and trustees, and local governors must have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Find out the details of the specific checks you need to make across different roles, and learn about recent changes to Section 128 checks.
DBS checks: renewalsUpdatedDBS checks don't routinely need to be renewed. Read this article to find out when you should ask staff and volunteers to have a new check.
DBS checks: who needs one?Use our downloadable summary to find out who needs a DBS check. You'll also learn about checks for staff working with 'vulnerable' pupils aged 18 or over, and whether new staff can start work before their DBS certificate comes through.
DBS checks: work experience providersThe requirements for carrying out DBS checks on individuals supervising work experience depend on whether pupils are over or under 16. Read our summary to get to grips with these requirements.
Regulated activity in schoolsSchools must ensure that individuals in regulated activity are not barred from working with children by carrying out a barred list check through the DBS. Read about what counts as regulated activity in a school, and what the exceptions are.
Section 128 checksUpdatedMake sure you know who needs a section 128 check under the latest safeguarding guidance and how to carry one out. Understand what the check looks for and why it's important.
Volunteers: DBS checks and supervisionVolunteers in regulated activity need an enhanced DBS check with a barred list check. If they’re not in regulated activity, use our template risk assessment to help you decide whether they need an enhanced DBS check without barred list.