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DBS Checks and Safer Recruitment

This information applies to all those in the Diocese of Blackburn who are appointed to roles which involve working, either paid or on a voluntary basis, with vulnerable groups - children and young people and/or adults at risk. All those in this position need to be carefully selected and trained in line with Safer recruitment principles including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Diocesan safeguarding policies and associated guidance contained within ‘ safeguarding within the Diocese of Blackburn’ 2015 and the full national guidelines are available for further information – Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment July 2016

Blackburn Diocese Disclosure and Barring service is now provided by CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service).Each Church will have to register individually to access the system. The fully-secure system provides many benefits.

To apply to use the CCPAS E-bulk, the parish should down load and print the CCPAS disclosure service information from the link below. Hard copies of pages 10 and 11 (direct debit mandate) should be completed and sent to Julie Grimshaw at Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE  to be authorised. Upon receipt these will be processed and forwarded to CCPAS who will register the parish for the E-bulk service.

Before registration any administrative enquires can be dealt with by Safeguarding Administrator Julie Grimshaw on 01254 503088 or after registration CCPAS should be contacted directly on 0845 120 45 50.

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