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DBS (was CRB)
Disclosure and Barring Service Checks, formerly Criminal Records Bureau Checks
There are 2 routes of application for DBS checks.
CQC countersigned check.
For anyone applying to be a registered persons with the CQC
This route is for everyone else
The DBS will be sent to the applicant not to the employer. Therefore the applicant will have to be asked for sight of certificate.
The employer needs to keep a record with the following details:-
The date of issue of the check
Any information in the DBS check certificate that you disagree with or regard as inaccurate you can appeal. Procedure in the DBS website document.
You don’t have to keep getting a DBS check re-done if the employee remains in your employ for a long time.
You may accept a recent DBS check certificate if the employee has come from a similar previous employment, however you may feel it prudent to undertake a new DBS check for a new employee.
CQC DBS guidance - www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/documents/20130605_100646_v6_00_disclosure_and_barring_service_checks_guidance_for_external_publication.pdf