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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Leicestershire Cares is a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) umbrella body and carries out DBS checks on behalf of our volunteers, community groups and partners.

In order to submit applications for DBS checks, the Charity needs to handle applicants’ personal data. To comply with GDPR, we ensure that:

  • Only personal data required for the DBS check will be collected from applicants. The Charity shall take reasonable steps to ensure this personal data is accurate.
  • Personal data will be stored securely in a locked cabinet and only staff involved in DBS checks will have access to this.
  • Applications forms will be sent to the DBS via secure post.
  • Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security is in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
  • Personal data will be kept for no longer than necessary and deleted such that the data is irrecoverable.
  • Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions are in place.

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, Leicestershire Cares shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO (more information on the ICO website).

For more information on our DBS service, please contact Keisha Coggins: keisha@leicestershirecares.co.uk.