The DBS board is responsible for strategic leadership of the organisation and comprises the DBS chair and the appointed members.
The constitution of the DBS is laid down in statute under schedule 8 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. The board constitution seeks to put this information in lay terms. Reference to the constitution and powers in legislative terms of DBS should always be made to the legislation.
The DBS board constitution sets out the governance arrangements for the board and its committees and in particular details the legislative framework for the board, the composition of the board and the role of the board in delivering the DBS service.