How do DBS and police work together?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and police forces work together throughout the DBS checking process. Customer feedback showed that customers and partners were unaware of the part that police forces, or law enforcement agencies, play so we have created a factsheet which summarises the police’s role.

The factsheet, which can be found here, includes:

  • the stages of the DBS checking process and what each consists of
  • what happens at stage 4 of the process, which involves a search of records held by the police

The following video, also explores the DBS checking process:

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