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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

12th April 2017

New DBS for new agency?

Portable DBS - is there an expectation that applicants holding a portable DBS will complete a new one when seeking new employment with another agency?

 

Dear Lyn,

 

Thank you for your question.

 

Things have changed recently. For instance, the Government website says:

 

The online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service allows:

  • applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date
  • employers to check a DBS certificate

Applicants

 

You need to register to use the update service.

 

Registration costs £13 per year (payable by debit or credit card only). There’s no charge if you’re a volunteer.

 

You can read all about the changes at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service and the full details of how it would affect you.

 

Best wishes.

 

Sheila


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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