DBS checks

  • DBS checks: do I need a new one?
    DBS checks don't expire – it's for the school or trust employer to decide if you need a new check. Find out when you might be asked for a new one, and how the DBS Update Service can help you keep your certificate current.
  • DBS checks for governors and trustees
    Save time by reading our summary of the rules on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for governors in just one page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
  • Section 128 checks
    Make sure you know who should have a section 128 check under the latest safeguarding guidance and how school staff will carry one out. Understand what the check looks for and why it's important.