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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Spring Conference 2024

  • Start: 30th April, 2024 @ 9:45AM
  • End: 30th April, 2024 @ 3:30PM
  • Online

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is preparing to host a free-of-charge and open-to-all conference with a range of expert speakers sharing insights and information to support better safeguarding decision-making.

DBS supports employers to make safer recruitment decisions by processing and issuing criminal record checks and by maintaining the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists.

On Tuesday 30 April, via LinkedIn social media platform, it will host its Spring Conference 2024 where it will stream a series of engaging and informative events.

Each webinar will be hosted by specialists in the areas they will discuss, and will feature question-and-answer opportunities with DBS experts.

Further details – including an option to register attendance (which is not mandatory) – can be found via a specially-created LinkedIn page, which is where the conference will be streamed on the day: www.linkedin.com/showcase/dbs-spring-conference-2024

For those unable to attend, or who wish to re-watch videos from the event afterwards, these are available on request, Please get in touch with DBS Outreach and Partnerships Team: DBSEngagement@dbs.gov.uk


The agenda for the day will be as follows:

9.45am – 10am: Welcome from DBS Chairman and Chief Executive – Dr Gillian Fairfield and Eric Robinson

10am – 10.30am: Digital DBS – Embracing technology to enhance our services – presented by Barry Topham, Exec Director of Technology & Innovation

11am – 11.30am: Transferable Harm and Reporting to DBS – presented by Jo Wheatley & Jordan Hayden, Partnerships Team

12pm – 12.25pm: Myth Busting the DBS Check Process – presented by Georgie Mitchell and Julia Mitchinson, Partnerships Team

1pm – 1.30pm: Using our DBS Update Service to keep DBS certificates up-to-date – presented by Rebecca Bool and Kiran Rehal, Partnerships Team

2pm – 2.50pm: Providing the information needed to make a balanced safeguarding decision – presented by Paul Grief, Meghan Henry and Amanda Wakes, Barring and Safeguarding Directorate

3pm – 3.30pm: An Introduction to Basic DBS Checks – presented by Nene Udofot, Commercial Development Manager

3.30pm: Thank you and close – Helen Chandler, Head of Partnerships