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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).

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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 4 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guide format and included references to regulatory bodies.
  2. First published.