DBS barring: local authority referral duty and power

Guidance for local authorities and bodies about duty and power to refer a person to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



This guide is for local authorities bodies. It explains the duty as an employer, as well as their power in relation to child protection and adult safeguarding, to refer a person to the DBS.

Published 12 June 2015
Last updated 12 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Information updated in line with GDPR.

  2. Updated the guide format and included references to regulatory bodies.

  3. First published.