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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Overview Seminar

On Thursday 18 April 2024, 14:00 – 15:30 the Wales Safer Communities Network hosted a seminar to provide an overview of the Disclosure and Barring Service in a Welsh context. This was aimed at professionals and practitioners working in community safety and community cohesion hearing from Carol Eland, the Regional Outreach Adviser for Wales.

The presentation included:

  • Introduction to DBS & Wales Regional Adviser
  • Understand the benefits of DBS and you (organisation) working together
  • Myth busting quiz
  • Understanding DBS checks including Eligibility Criteria and Regulated Activity
  • DBS update service
  • Understand DBS referrals
  • Understand Legal Duty, Relevant Conduct and Harm
  • How to make a good quality referral
  • The consequences of not making a referral

We were not given permission to record the seminar due to the ever-changing landscape, however the DBS website holds the most up to date information and there are free monthly workshops for organisations to learn more about DBS processes and legislation. You can find out more or sign up via DBS Disclosure and Eligibility Workshop and DBS Barring and Legal Duty to Refer Workshop. You can also contact the presenter Carol Eland directly at