Updated DBS guidance for employers

The Home Office and the Disclosure and Barring Service have updated their guidance for employers on requesting DBS checks for potential employees. The updated guidance includes some useful information on how employers, who might rely on a previously issued DBS check, can spot a counterfeit document. It also gives guidance on the DBS's online application form for basic checks, which was introduced back in January. To view the new guidance, please click here.

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