Whether you’re working as a counsellor, youth, rehab, care or social worker, a DBS check (formerly known as CRB checks) will be a requirement. At eSafeguarding, we guarantee a cutting-edge online DBS checking service that can effectively simplify and expedite the application process for those working in the social care industry.
Due to the sensitive nature of jobs within the health and social care sector, DBS checks form an essential part of ensuring a safe recruitment process.
Social workers support some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including adults and children with limitations to their mental or physical capabilities, young people living in disadvantaged communities, and individuals with emotional problems, addictions, or suffering from mental illness.
Due to the varying degrees of interaction that are required with these individuals, different types of DBS checks may be needed.
Adult social workers provide ongoing support to adults in addition to assessing and reviewing their needs. This means they are in regulated activity with adults and can be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check with an Adults’ Barred List check.
Child social workers provide ongoing support to children in addition to assessing and reviewing their needs. This means they are in regulated activity with children and can be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.
Healthcare professionals providing psychotherapy and counselling are undertaking regulated activity and can be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check and the associated Barred List checks.
Youth workers work with young people, and their interactions are often unsupervised. Due to this, youth workers are required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.
At eSafeguarding, we’ve been an umbrella body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) since its establishment as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and have been ensuring children, young people and vulnerable adults are provided with a safe and secure environment since 2012.
The eSafeguarding system is an easy and effective way to handle Enhanced DBS Checks for social workers.
Our approach is quicker than paper applications, with checks being completed in as little as 24 hours as we instantaneously authenticate data.
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Check out our FAQs to find answers to common DBS check health and social care questions. Or, to get directly in touch with the team, you can email, call or use our contact form. Our expert team of counter-signatories is on hand to support you in every way they can!
Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. If you need help with making sure you are complying with the law, you should speak to a legal advisor.