Guidance

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks: childcare providers

Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted

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This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted and others who need them (eg people who live in a house where childcare takes place).

Published 22 September 2014
Last updated 6 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Changes to the guidance about signing up to the DBS update service: this is strongly recommended but no longer mandatory.
  2. First published.