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Disclosure and barring

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. A DBS check may be needed for applying to foster or adopt a child.

Forms and guidance can be found below.

Forms and guidance

Icon for word Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form [74.5KB]

Icon for word Disclosure and Barring - Application Guidance [526.5KB]

Icon for word Disclosure and Barring Service – Applicant Statement [29.5KB]

Icon for word Obtaining a Criminal Background Check - Practices and Procedures [59.5KB]

Icon for word Risk Assessment DBS Certificate [36.5KB]

Icon for word DBS Accepted Evidence of Identity [36.5KB]

Icon for word Disclosure and Barring Service Routes for Disclosure Certificate [26.5KB]



Contact us

Safeguarding Support Team
Gateshead Council
Regent Street

0191 433 2206 / 0191 433 2866



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