Action Point Community Support Services is registered as an ‘Umbrella Body’ with the DBS this allows us to countersign applications on behalf of unregistered organisations. We offer a comprehensive, confidential disclosure counter-signatory service to agencies whose staff and volunteers have regular contact with children and/or vulnerable adults.
A collection of documents that you can use to decide whether a role is eligible for a standard or enhanced DBS check.
You can use the DBS eligibility tool to find out which roles or activities could be eligible for a standard or enhanced DBS check. It’s in beta phase, which means you’re looking at the first version. It will be continually tested and improved. The eligibility tool is not intended to act as legal advice and doesn’t cover every role.
Before you consider asking a person to apply for a DBS check, you are legally responsible for making sure the job role is eligible.DBS guide to eligibility
Regulated activity and workforces
Guidance about regulated activity with children has been published by the Department for Education (DfE).
Information about regulated activity with adults is available from the Department of Health (DH).
The guides below will help you identify the type of workforce that an applicant will be working in.
They set out the types of roles in each of the workforces.
It is not a comprehensive list of all conditions which have to apply for the role to be eligible. The applicant will still need to meet eligibility criteria before the registered body considers the workforce.
DBS workforce guides
Supervision of children
Statutory guidance on supervising activity with children, which is regulated activity when unsupervised.