DBS Checks through UK Youth  

UK Youth is an umbrella organisation for the processing of DBS Checks. Our disclosure services is open to all organisations whose workers qualify for a DBS check, such as schools, community groups and charitable organisations. DBS checks can only be undertaken on behalf of organisations not for individuals.

Criminal records checks are available to help organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children or other vulnerable members of society.

The government agency set up to administer these checks is the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB). The DBS’s aim is to help employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions.

What is a Disclosure?

A Disclosure is a document containing information held by the police and government departments that provides details of a person’s criminal record, including convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer (PNC). It can also contain details from lists and other information held by the DBS as well as information held by local police forces.

A Disclosure enables organisations to check the background of a job applicant (paid or voluntary) to ensure they do not have a history that makes them unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable members of society. A Disclosure is an essential element of the appointment process within any organisation, forming part of a structured recruitment policy that should include interviewing, checking of references, staff supervision, training and ongoing support.

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