Youth Work Handbook - DBS Checks

DBS Disclosures formerly CRB


This is a check made by the Criminal Records Bureau to determine if an individual has a criminal record, has been under police investigation or has been banned from working with children by the courts or by having their name placed on the lists held by the Department of Education and Skills or the Department of Health.

  • The Church will ask for a disclosure for anyone working with young people where they may be left alone with a child or young person.  
  • If you think that you are in this position and have not completed a DBS form for this Church in the last 5 years please contact our Child Protection Officer (Esther Browne)
  • If you are a leader of a group and recruiting a new helper please make sure that they have a DBS check.
  • If you want to know more about DBS checks you can get further information from

Anglican Church material:

if you prefer there is  a copy of this information in:

Protecting All God's Children (House of Bishops) by House of Bishops (Paperback - 20 Feb 2004)

A copy is kept in the Church Office