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Some roles, both paid and voluntary, require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. A DBS checks whether someone has a criminal record which will show details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings held on central police records.

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You can find out more here about whether a role requires a DBS check and how to go about obtaining one.

West Berkshire Council - Do volunteers require a DBS? (Coming soon)

Safeguarding and DBS Factsheet: FAQs (

Request a DBS check (coming soon)

West Berkshire Council DBS Umbrella Service

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