Conwy County Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
As employer, the Council will carry out pre-employment checks on eligible staff, volunteers and others who undertake work on behalf of the Council as part of the recruitment procedures. This policy sets out why the Council may use Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) information as part of the recruitment procedures. More detailed information about the DBS is set out in Annex A.
The aims of this policy are to ensure the Council:
- Meets its statutory duties in relation to criminal records checks to ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable groups (children and/or adults) who receive a service from the Council and within the wider community.
- Ensure that ex-offenders, whether employees or others are treated fairly and decisions made on a full assessment of the risks involved that are relevant to their role.
This policy and procedure sets out the requirements for undertaking pre-employment screening checks with the DBS. The criminal record checks will disclose a person’s relevant criminal record so that a decision can be made as to their suitability to work with children or vulnerable groups.
DBS Check Policy