Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly CRB) policy

Document category: Trust wide policy

Document date: August 1, 2022

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure suitable people are employed by the Trust and preserve the reputation of the Trust and NHS
  • Preserve  the safety and security of services users, carers and families and work colleagues

Ensure that the Trust complies with:

  • The DBS Code of practice
  • NHS Employer’s employment check standards
  • CQC and NHS Litigation requirements
  • Data Protection Act
  • Ensure that the Trust applies a consistent, fair and equitable process in the application of DBS checks

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