Help is on hand for navigating the complexities of DBS checks
Vital to the third sector world, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check can help an organisation decide whether a person is a suitable candidate to volunteer for them. But working out who is and isn't eligible to apply for one, let alone filling in the forms correctly can prove to be a time-consuming and sometimes perplexing business. That's why One Westminster's DBS service recently launched a programme of workshops to explain recent legislative changes to the process.
The first workshop took place on 13 July at Paddington Arts and 17 representatives from the 200-plus organisations that One Westminster provides a DBS checking service for attended. Hailed as a great success, Carol Archibald from The Avenues Youth Project said: "I loved the fact that the training was so interactive and I learned a lot that I can use in my day-to-day work. I've now got a much better understanding on the DBS process."
More dates for workshops are in the pipeline, so if you'd like to find out more please send an email.
For more details of the One Westminster DBS service, simply click here.