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DBS checks: work experience providers

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Last updated on 18 August 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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Do employers providing work experience need DBS checks? We refer to guidance from the DfE about the requirements for carrying out checks on individuals supervising work experience, and explain that these are different depending on whether pupils are over or under 16.

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  1. 1 Pre-16 work experience: DBS checks may be required
  2. 2 Post-16 work experience: DBS checks are not required

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