DBS Verifier Training Video

Training for DBS Verifiers in the Diocese of Exeter

Updates to Note – Since this training video was produced, our DBS provider, CCPAS, have changed their name to Thirtyone:Eight.  The Thirtyone:Eight helpline is now 0303 003 11 11.  Some resources referenced in the video have been updated or renamed, so check on our Safeguarding Resources page to ensure you are working from the latest versions.

The DBS Verifier plays a vital role in Safer Recruitment in the Diocese of Exeter.  With that in mind, we believe it is important to offer training and support to our DBS Verifiers.

This training video sets out to explain the process for DBS checking in the Diocese of Exeter.  Whether you are a new verifier or a serving verifier, hopefully through this video you will better understand your role and responsibilities, and the actions required from you to enable DBS checking to be handled effectively in your local churches.

With a large amount of detail packed into this video, it may take a significant amount of your time to watch, but we hope that by offering the training content in this format it allows you to undertake the training at a time and place convenient to you and without the need to travel long distances.  For new Verifiers, we recommend that you watch the whole video to start with so you get a feel for the complete process and have an awareness of all the required actions.  Experienced Verifiers may find it more useful to re-visit specific sections to answer queries or refresh their memories.

To enable you to pick out the section of interest to you, below is a chapter list with the time index for each section.  You can scroll to that time in the embedded video above, or click on the time in the table below to start the video at that point on the YouTube website.

Chapter No. Chapter Title Starts From (mm:ss)
1 Introduction 00:00
2 What Does a DBS Verifier Do and How Do You Register? 03:40
3 The DBS Process in the Diocese of Exeter 09:15
4 Starting the DBS Check 14:30
5 Checking the Applicant’s Identity 19:30
6 Completing the Required Paperwork to Submit the Check 30:40
7 What Happens After the Check is Submitted? 45:54

If after watching the video you have any questions about the DBS process, please email the Diocesan DBS Coordinator or telephone 01392 294975.