The DBS Regional Outreach Service: (updated 11 January 2024)

DBS has a Regional Safeguarding Outreach service, which focuses on working collaboratively with safeguarding organisations, and organisations that are recruiting. The aim is to work more closely with organisations to build and develop relationships, and to act as a single point of contact for all DBS-related enquiries within their region. 

How the team can support you

Support includes:

  • answering DBS-related queries and providing advice via phone/email
  • attending meetings, training and conferences, or visiting your organisation to have a face-to-face discussion (in line with pandemic restrictions)
  • developing and delivering presentations, workshops, webinars or discussions to provide an overview of DBS
  • collating feedback, suggestions or comments and feeding this back into DBS
  • helping organisations/networks to understand what level of DBS check can be applied for, and what information these checks will provide
  • informing organisations and employers of their duty or power to refer

The team can also support organisations at a national level. For more information about the team, and how they may be able to support, please email DBSRegionaloutreach@dbs.gov.uk.'

On the page below, you will find listed the support available and the contact details for the Regional Outreach Officers and the regions covered.   You will also find information on barring referrals and the legal duty to refer.  (page last updated 11/01/2024)

The DBS Regional Outreach service - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)