Here we explain about our Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Policy. The safety of children and young people is paramount to OEG and its brands. We are committed to implementing the appropriate procedures and arrangements to comply with the DBS Code of Practice. We also adhere to the National Care Standards guidance. This also includes the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Certificates.
The DBS (formerly the CRB Agency) was set up by the Home Office to improve access to the criminal record checks for employment. Its purpose is to help organisations make safer recruitment decisions. It applies to any staff who will have access to children under 18 years of age, vulnerable adults or other positions of trust that fall within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The CRB and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) both became part of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in December 2012.
Please click on the following link to download OEG’s DBS Policy.
To read more about the Government’s DBS update service, click here