The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are offering a number of free events that outlines the changes to the DBS because of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 – and just as importantly, clarifies what hasn’t changed.
The events are targeted to those who have a responsibility for removing individuals from regulated activity posts where harm has, or may, occur, with special emphasis on the barring functions of the DBS.
The DBS provide detailed guidance on the duty to refer, submission of referrals and the information required to support a referral to the DBS. A complete event lasts around three hours, allowing for questions and the opportunity to comment. The sessions will cover:
- background to the DBS and legislative changes
- the statutory functions of the DBS
- disclosure certificates and eligibility criteria
- referral responsibilities and guidance
- regulated activity, relevant conduct and risk of harm definitions
- the DBS barring decision making processes and considerations
Events will be held in locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. To find out more view Duty to Refer Events
The first event will be in Coventry on the 2 April and it is expected that future events will become available for booking approximately six weeks before the event date.