Safer recruitment

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Safer recruitment

The Church of England website has a broad range of information including Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance. 

Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks

The Diocese of Bath and Wells have partnered with Thirtyone:Eight, one of the largest providers of criminal record checks in the country. 31:8 is unique as they are a Christian organisation with a familiarity of the various roles in the Church of England. They offer support and expert guidance via email or over the phone and should be your first point of contact should you have any technical or eligibility queries.

Below you will find a selection of links and documents particularly helpful to Parish Safeguarding Officers, DBS Administrators and anyone who needs to apply for a DBS.

Who to contact

Leonie Jones, Safeguarding Co-ordinator

or for DBS checks email:

or contact 31:8 directly: 0303 003 1111 or email:

Useful Links and Downloads

Register as a DBS ID Checker / Administrator

31:8 DBS Admin Support and Guidance Videos

31:8 Step-by-Step DBS Guidance for Applicants

Digital ID Checks - Hints and Tips

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