DBS checks & recruitment

Policy and guidance for safer recruitment practices for people working or volunteering with children and adults.

The Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2016 sets out the Church of England’s policy and guidance for safer recruitment practices for people working or volunteering with children and adults. The guidance addresses two key areas:

  • the recruitment process and
  • criminal record checks (DBS).

The guidance outlines who should undertake a criminal record check in accordance with their role with the Church of England and provides helpful templates for use within parishes and benefices.