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Is a DBS certificate necessary for the operation of an admin/budgeting support service?

Hello,

I'm planning to operate a small business as a sole trader offering an admin/budgeting & inter-agency communication support type service to those elderly people at home who may need a hand.
My question is whether or not I would need a CRB certificate?

Thanks

Dear Lucy,

The Criminal Records Bureau has been renamed the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and you can read more about the DBS at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

As a sole worker and trader I believe it would be reassuring to your potential clients to know that a DBS check had been undertaken.

It could well be a unique selling point.

With best wishes.

Sheila

 


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.







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