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DBS FOI: Volume of DBS checks for church volunteers

Request for information about the volume of DBS checks for church volunteers.

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DBS FOI: Volume of DBS checks for church volunteers

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DBS FOI: Volume of DBS checks for church volunteers (table)

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I would like to know about the volume of DBS checks; and checks on church volunteers:

  1. VOLUME OF DBS CHECKS

I would like to know:

a. the number of DBS checks submitted between 1 June and 30 September 2013. Please state which of these checks were for volunteers. b. the number of DBS checks submitted between 1 June and 30 September 2012. Please state which of these checks were for volunteers.

  1. DBS CHECKS IN CHURCHES

I would like to know about the number of DBS checks carried out on church volunteers. Specifically, I would like to know:

a. the number of checks carried out in 2012-13 by umbrella bodies including the term ‘diocese’ or ‘diocesian’. Please provide a list of these bodies; the number of checks they carried out; and whether these checks were on volunteers or non-volunteers. b. if possible, I would like a list of all the volunteer job positions for which these church bodies have submitted DBS checks. If it is not possible to provide all of these, then please provide those which are available. c. also, I would like to know the number of volunteer DBS checks that have been submitted for job positions including the following terms: ‘bell ringer’/’bellringer’; ‘flower arranger’; ‘church welcomer’; ‘church choir’.

Published 30 October 2013