DBS Spring Conference 2024

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The Disclosure and Barring Service is hosting its Spring Conference: DBS Spring Conference 2024 | LinkedIn on Tuesday 30 April – a free virtual event open to everyone with an interest in safeguarding.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Spring Conference 2024 page where they will be streaming a series of engaging and informative events free of charge via LinkedIn Live.

DBS supports employers in making safer recruitment decisions by processing and issuing criminal record checks and by maintaining the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists.

At their Spring Conference 2024, they will be sharing a range of webinars tailored to support individuals and organisations across a variety of sectors. Each webinar will be hosted by specialists in the areas they will discuss. Following each webinar, there will be an opportunity (for everyone) to participate in a live Q & A session with DBS experts.

You will be able to join all six webinars throughout the day or choose any specific ones you are most interested in.

The 6 sessions will include:

1. ‘An introduction to Basic DBS checks’: a session focussing on Basic DBS checks including what information is shared on this level of check and the benefits it carries for organisations.
2.  ‘Digital DBS – embracing technology to enhance our services’: This session will look at the digital services DBS offers, plans for the future and how these advances play such an important role in supporting the strategic direction of DBS and in increasing safeguarding.
3. ‘Transferable harm and reporting to DBS’: Explore how harmful behaviour displayed outside work/voluntary settings may impact safeguarding and could lead to someone being included in a barred list.
4. ‘Myth busting the DBS check process’: This session will explain the disclosure process and dispel some common myths surrounding DBS application delays.
5.  ‘Using our DBS Update Service to keep DBS certificates up-to-date’: This session will provide you with an insight into what the Update Service is, how it can support safer recruitment and employment, and the benefits to both subscribers and recruiters.
6. ‘Providing the information needed to make a balanced safeguarding decision’: This session will delve into what a good barring referral looks like, how and why we request different types of information and how we use this information to help us make a balanced, factually sound and defensible decision whether or not to include someone in the Children’s and/or Adults Barred Lists.

To keep up to date with announcements, and to view details of the webinars, click on the link , follow the page and turn on the page notifications at the top of the page.

Please note, if you are unable to join us on the day the sessions will be available after the conference via this page on LinkedIn and a separate landing page for the benefit of non-LinkedIn users.

If you have any queries, please email the team at DBSEngagement@dbs.gov.uk

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