Welcome to DBS Cymru's website. Here we provide you with information about the Disclosure and Barring Service system formally known as Criminal Record Bureau Checks (CRB Check) and what they entail.
We are a registered Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring service and because of this we are able to provide DBS checks at a standard or enhanced level. Offering a unique one stop shop for background screening which will allow you to have piece of mind knowing the suitability of any individuals for any given job position.
DBS check can be required for a wide variety of jobs roles or voluntary positions, for example, positions where you will be working with children, either in a nursery or as a taxi/bus service. Another example is when working in social care or health care setting meaning you may be working with vulnerable adults (elderly, learning disability, those lacking capacity, etc) and being around patients in your day to day work.
Another area you may need to get a check done is if you plan to foster or adopt a child in the future, these checks need to be done to ensure your criminal history is investigated by the relevant agencies to ensure the applicant is suitable.
When you use DBS Cymru as your Umbrella Body, you will be assured of a dedicated, professional service at all times. To save time and costs to you, we have the tacit agreement of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) who will accept applications from individuals having had their identities checked and confirmed by a responsible person in the employing organisation. This means they will not have to meet us in person and will not have to send any valuable documents through the post. We merely require the responsible person to have signed a Statement of Valid Identity Check that accompanies each application. Everything is done remotely.
Where you are self empolyed, for example, taxi driver, out of school tutor, etc. you are unable to run your own background check however; we are able to arrange yo meet with you where we can check your identity either at our office or a convenient external location.
Whether you are an employer or self employed, at the same time as we send you the DBS application forms, you will also get e-copies of how the process works, a copy of our Service Agreement, a Guide to Completing the DBS Application Form and advice on what to look for when Checking an Applicant's Identity.
Where it is practicable to do so and where you may have a large number of applications to be processed, we can even arrange to visit to talk through the process with you.
The Disclosure and Barring Service is part of the Home office and offers background checks to the pulbic, private and voluntary sectors.