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At Sharpes of Nottingham we have all Staff full or part-time DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) Checked.
What Does This Mean...
It means that all our staff have completed a DBS check - otherwise known as a disclosure Barring Service - this is a report into their background that any employer or employee can request if they are advertising or applying for a position working with children, the elderly or the vulnerable.
A DBS check will indicate if the applicant has been the subject of any criminal proceedings, which may have resulted in a criminal record, and the result of any criminal offence carried out against the aforementioned groups.
All our staff have received a clear enhanced DBS check, for Nottingham County Council. Therefore, you can be assured that the professional driver you hire with your coach is suitable to be working alongside children or vulnerable adults.
What is an Enhanced DBS?
An enhanced DBS check is suitable for people working with children or adults in certain circumstances such as those in receipt of healthcare or personal care. An enhanced check is also suitable for a small number of other roles such as taxi licence applications or people working in the Gambling Commission.
The certificate will contain the same details as a standard certificate and, if the role is eligible, an employer can request that one or both of the DBS barred lists are checked.
The certificate may also contain non-conviction information supplied by a Chief Officer, if they feel it is relevant and ought to be contained in the certificate.
Where requested, an enhanced certificate will also include a check of one or both of the DBS barred lists. If an individual is listed, this will appear on their DBS certificate.
It is our responsibility at the DBS to maintain these lists. This area of our work involves making fair, consistent and thorough decisions that are appropriate to the behaviour that has occurred, and considering the risk of future harm.
People are brought to the attention of our barring team in one of three ways:
• automatic barring offence – also known as autobar
• disclosure
• referral
This is when someone applies for an enhanced DBS check to work with children or adults in certain circumstances, such as those in receipt of healthcare or personal care, and the check reveals relevant information that results in the individual being considered for inclusion on one or both of the barred lists.
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Dated : 19th January 2023 Revision E

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