Safer Recruitment - the role of the DBS

Safer recruitment and the role of the DBS - for third sector organisations in West Yorkshire and York.

When Monday 21 September at 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where Online
This session will be delivered via video call and you will be sent the link to access the event in advance

We are delighted to welcome Lyn Gavin, Senior Safeguarding Engagement Officer at the Disclosure and Barring Service for this informative presentation.

The session will cover:

• DBS processing and relevant changes due to COVID

• Assessing if a role is eligible for a DBS check

• Dealing with disclosures of criminal convictions

• The DBS update service and keeping records up to date

• How to report a safeguarding concern relating to a member of staff or volunteer.

• Recognise types of harmful behaviour and conduct

• Understand what information to provide

• What it means to be barred and legal consequences

• Question and Answer Session

If you have a question you would like to submit in advance, please email to with ‘DBS question’ in the subject heading. We will do our best to ensure all questions are answered during the session (time allowing). All questions and answers will be collated and shared with participants.

This session is being hosted by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees but is open to any community group, charity or not-for-profit organisation in West Yorkshire and York.The event is part of a new programme of activity delivered by the West Yorkshire Safeguarding Training Partnership- Safer Yorkshire which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The partners are: Voluntary Action Leeds, Community Action Bradford & District, Wakefield Young Lives Consortium, Alliance Calderdale, Third Sector Leaders Kirklees, York CVS.

At the session we will provide a brief introduction to the partnership and how we can support you.

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