In 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Your application and DBS
The work that Supply & Demand deals with is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, because it involves substantial opportunity for access to children. You are therefore required to declare details of any criminal record you may have, including details of any convictions, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘spent’ under this Act. Any cautions, bind-overs and any pending prosecutions must also be disclosed. The information you give will be regarded as confidential and will only be disclosed in relation to school-related employment.
Our policies on the recruitment of ex-offenders and secure storage are available on request.
How does it work?
Individuals cannot request their own checks but are required to pay for them to be conducted. Supply & Demand Ltd will arrange with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to check for the existence and content of any criminal record in your name. Any information received from the DBS will be kept in the strictest confidence.
I have a criminal record, how will this affect my application?
The disclosure of a criminal record, or other information, will not debar you from appointment unless Supply & Demand Ltd considers, or is advised by the local authority, that it renders you unsuitable for appointment. In making this decision, the agency and the authority will consider the nature of the offence, when it occurred and what age you were when it was committed, as well as any other relevant factors. Failure to declare a conviction, caution or bind-over may disqualify you from appointment, or result in your appointment being terminated when the discrepancy comes to light. Supply & Demand’s use of the Disclosure & Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice. A copy of this is available on request.
Obtaining a DBS Disclosure
Any applicant registering with Supply & Demand Recruitment Ltd who is not in possession of a current DBS Disclosure (i.e. issued more than six months previously) must pay for this check to be completed.
The cost of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Supply and Demand Recruitment limited is £55.00. We accept payment only by cheque, cash or bank transfer via internet banking. We cannot process cards such as credit or debit cards. When paying via internet banking please add reference “DBS” followed by your name.
Supply & Demand Recruitment Ltd is a registered umbrella body for the DBS. VISIT OUR DBS PAGES
For more information regarding DBS, see the links below.