Thinking of asking me to present a DBS check?
Please read the following...
Clive Chandler currently holds one
or more DBS check and is more than happy to make this documentation available when the circumstances require. (These show
that he has 'no convictions'). Such circumstances are defined as 'regulated activity'. In simple terms
the question is whether or not he would be supervising children and whether my or not he would have unsupervised contact with
them which is frequent or intensive.
A DBS check is not a 'passport'
to enter schools, and it is wrong to treat it as such.
Occassional visitors enter
schools according to the risk assessment of senior management. When they do enter they do not need to be escorted at all times.
The fact that is easier for schools to ask visitors for
disclosure on a blanket basis, does not make it the correct thing to do. Asking for disclosure when not required is
an offence under legislation.
So, as a matter of principle he does not comply
with any incorrect assertion that 'occassional visitors' are required to provide a DBS check to enter a school.
This information is posted for the benefit of anyone who is
looking for quick clarifiation of the official position with regard to DBS checks. In relation to my work this will mostly
be schools. All of this information is available from the various sources. The position is clear and it is the
responsibility of anyone thinking of requesting such a check to understand the circumstances in which this is acceptable and
when it is not.
The Criminal Records
Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB
checks are now called DBS checks.