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

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


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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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