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The Disclosure and Barring Service - Cathy Taylor

The Disclosure and Barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. DBS also maintains the adults’ and children’s Barred Lists and makes considered decisions as to whether an individual should be included on one or both of these lists and barred from engaging in regulated activity.


DBS are transforming the way we are working with Partners and this year, have launched a Regional Outreach Service. It focuses on working collaboratively with safeguarding organisations and organisations that are recruiting. The aim is to work more closely with organisations to build and develop relationships and to act as a single point of contact for all DBS-related enquiries within a region. The team works with organisations in a variety of ways, including answering DBS queries and delivering DBS workshops to enhance understanding of eligibility and how and when to make a barring referral.


DBS currently have advisers based in the North West, North East, East Midlands, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Greater London with plans for other areas to follow. If your organisation has a National footprint, we can offer the same support, so to find out more about how DBS can work with you, please contact:



In conjunction with the Small Charities Coalition, Cathy Taylor, DBS Stakeholder Engagement Adviser, has delivered in depth workshops about disclosure and eligibility and the legal duty to make referrals to the DBS. As part of National Safeguarding Adult’s week she will delivering an Introduction to the DBS on 17th Nov 2pm and in 2022 will be delivering further DBS workshop for the Small Charities Coalition. You can book by clicking here.


Cathy Taylor, Stakeholder Engagement Advisor at DBS

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