Disclosure and Barring Service - Regional Safeguarding Outreach Programme

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has recently launched a new Regional Safeguarding Outreach programme to focus on working collaboratively with safeguarding and recruiting organisations.  The aim is to work closer with organisations in the region to develop our relationships and raise awareness of DBS as a safeguarding organisation.

Beth Dale has been appointed as the Safeguarding Outreach Officer for the East Midlands region. Beth has been working within the DBS since November 2017, previously as part of Barring Operations.  

Beth will be based in the East Midlands, working with organisations in the region, and is available to develop and deliver any sessions or services you are interested in to support you and your colleagues in safeguarding and safer recruitment. Beth would be happy to discuss further with you any issues or barriers you may have come across or provide any DBS information sessions you feel would be beneficial.

Beth is able to work with you and your organisation in a number of ways, including:

  • Any phone calls or emails to clarify any DBS related queries/questions or advice
  • Attending meetings, training, conferences or visiting your organisation to have a face to face discussion (obviously Beth will be able to advise on alternatives bearing in mind up to date social restrictions regarding
  • Developing and delivering presentations, workshops, webinars or discussions to provide an overview of the DBS
  • If you require a presentation or information session on a specific topic, Beth can also arrange for a subject matter expert to attend to provide a detailed overview on this topic
  • Taking any feedback, suggestions or comments from your experience of the DBS and feed this back into the business
  • Informing organisations and employers of their duty or power to refer individuals who may pose a future risk of harm within regulated activity. Including an overview of:

- How to make barring referrals

- When should a referral be made; and

- How DBS assess whether a referred person should be included on the Children’s and/or Adults’ Barred List.

If you have any questions regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service or would like Beth to provide any further information to you and your colleagues, please contact her directly using the contact details below.

Tel: 01325 953 562 / 07867 153 500

Email: Elizabeth.Dale@dbs.gov.uk / DBSRegionaloutreach@dbs.gov.uk

06 April 2020:13:30