Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
(formerly known as CRB)
Linda Hayward facilitates Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for lay staff (paid and voluntary)
A DBS check for anyone who is paid for the role they are being DBS checked for costs £44 and a check for a volunteer is free of charge. All DBS checks are subject to an admin fee charge of £4.79 levied by APCS the online DBS provider for the Diocese.
Please contact Linda for details.
DBS Update Service: applicant guide
DBS Online Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Online user guide for Parish Validators - Guildford (PDF)
View a sample DBS Validator Job Description (docx)
Helpful Eligibility Tool for DBS Checks
Deciding whether a DBS check is necessary and at what level is not easy. It's a complex process and not very often black and white.
APCS have produced an eligibility tool which should help you in those cases where you are not sure and need some guidance.