Guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service
Disclosure and Barring Service
DBS Checks for Working with Children in Places of Worship - 19 Feb 2021
This guidance on the GOV.UK website highlights the rules for DBS checks for working with children in places of worship was issued on 19 Feb 2021.
The main activities that are likely to occur in faith settings which will make a role eligible for a DBS check when working with children are:
- teaching, training or instructing children
- care of children
- providing advice and guidance wholly or mainly to children in relation to their emotional, physical or educational wellbeing – e.g. advice on staying healthy while fasting, educational advice when considering a life of faith or e
- Driving children
- Day-to-day management of people undertaking these activities
Anyone undertaking these activities on more than 3 days in any 30-day period will be eligible for an Enhanced DBS check with a check of the Children’s Barred List.
Anyone undertaking these activities overnight between 2am and 6am with contact with the children would also be eligible for an Enhanced DBS check with a check of the Children’s Barred List. If someone does these activities but less often they will be eligible for an Enhanced DBS check without the Children’s Barred List check.
New Leaflets from DBS on Regulated Activity with Adults/Children - 19 Feb 2021
The Disclosure and Barring Service has produced new leaflets on regulated activity with adults and children in England and Wales.
Regulated Activity with Adults
Regulated Activity with Children