Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

Criminal Records Information

The following information is given to you in accordance with the Police Act 1997 and the requirements of the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

As Supported Activities Programme meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, if you are offered a volunteering role, you will be subject to a criminal record check ‘Disclosure’ from the DBS before the role is agreed. This will be an Enhanced Disclosure if you are assisting with activities.

The Enhanced Disclosure contains details and dates of both spent and unspent convictions, as well as cautions, reprimands and final warnings held on the Police National Computer. The Enhanced Disclosure also contains non-conviction information from local police records if it is thought to be relevant to the position being applied for.

Further information on disclosure is available from https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview. In addition, there is a Government Code of Practice available on the disclosure of Criminal Records. If you wish to see a copy, please call the above contact number.

At your interview, you will be required to disclose any criminal record you have. Please note that Supported Activities Programme welcomes employees and volunteers with a variety of backgrounds. Criminal records will be reviewed and only taken into account for recruitment purposes where the conviction is considered relevant. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer role with us.

If you have a disability and would like the opportunity to discuss the role, or have any other suggestions as to how we may assist you in your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why not contact us today?

For more information on the above and if you live in the Stevenage or North Hertfordshire area, please Contact Us or telephone using 01462 485534 and we will be glad to answer all of your questions. Alternatively, for more information on becoming a member of Supported Activities Programmme, please visit our Members section, or visit our Volunteers section if you would like to become a volunteer. We could not run without volunteers and there are various roles available.