General Election 2024

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  1. Overview

    Information about getting DBS checks for staff and volunteers

  2. Plan for specific roles

    How to identify potential risks when creating a new staff or volunteering role

  3. Asking about someone's criminal history

    How and when to ask about a staff member or volunteer's criminal history

  4. Types of DBS check

    A comprehensive guide to different types of DBS checks

  5. Deciding which checks to carry out

    Different roles will require different checks. This page explores what checks you might need to run

  6. Help and support with requesting DBS checks

    How to request and process DBS checks

  7. Checks for people working overseas

    Guidance on what checks you need to complete for people working overseas

  8. Checks for trustees

    Guidance on additional information you need to consider when carrying out DBS checks for trustees

  9. Keeping information safe

    Steps you need to take to keep data safe once DBS checks have been carried out

  10. When someone has a criminal record

    Guidance on what to do if a staff member or volunteer has a criminal record

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