Disclosure and barring service (DBS)
The Church in Wales is committed to safeguarding, through which we aim to meet our responsibilities to create and maintain a safe environment for everybody within our church family. A key component of safeguarding is the safer recruitment of clergy, employees and volunteers and the requirement that all clergy and certain categories of employees and volunteers undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check before exercising public ministry or undertaking some duties on behalf of the Church in Wales.
This page will answer your questions about DBS checks:
- What is the Church in Wales policy on the engagement of ex-offenders?
- Who in the Church in Wales will see my personal information?
- How do I tell whether a role to which I am recruiting requires a DBS check?
- Why do I need a DBS check for my role in the Church and how do I apply?
- What is the DBS Update Service?
- What is the sensitive applications route?
- Where can I find more information about DBS checks?
- How do I request a DBS check?
If you can’t find the information that you need on these pages, please contact the Church in Wales DBS Administration Team via DBSAdmin@churchinwales.org.uk
To submit a request for a DBS check, a recruiting manger should complete the DBS Check Request Form
For further information about DBS checks, please see the UK Government Disclosure and Barring Service webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service