All CQC registered Providers must comply with the essential standards of quality and safety, including those in Section 12 relating to effective recruitment and selection procedures. Section 12A(4) & (5) relate specifically to DBS (CRB) checks, and this guidance is intended to help Practice Managers decide who needs to be checked and what type of check is needed.
Before an organisation can ask a person to make an application for a DBS (CRB) check, they must ensure that they are legally entitled to ask that person to reveal their conviction history.
Please be advised that, as part of the application process, both applicants and the third party evidence checker will be required to read and agree to the following
As an organisation using the DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Wessex Local Medical Committees Limited complies fully with the DBS (CRB) Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.