You are here About the Diocese Safeguarding Safeguarding Officer Guidance Section 3: UK DBS Guidance

3.1 Overview

Unlike other vetting checks, the UK DBS has several different parts to it which need to be completed by:

  • The Applicant.
  • The Safeguarding Officer (on behalf of the Chaplaincy) and/or the nominated person for recruitment in the Chaplaincy.
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

Full details are given in the Step by Step Guide, but a summary of the process is below together with who needs to complete that part:

  1. The Safeguarding Officer initiates the check process
  2. The Applicant completes the Confidential Declaration Form.
  3. If the Applicant has indicated on the CDF that they have lived in the UK in the past 10 years and require a UK DBS check, the Safeguarding Officer sends the completed CDF to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.
  4. The DST sends the Applicant the DBS Guidance and User ID.
  5. The Applicant logs on with the User ID and completes the online application.
  6. The Applicant chooses 3 pieces of ID documentation (2 forms of ID and 1 proof of address) and photocopies them,
  7. The Applicant shows the original documentation and the photocopies to the nominated person for verification.
  8. The nominated person completes the document verification form and sends form and the verified photocopies to the DST.
  9. The DST send off for the DBS check.

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