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DBS Checking

NODA is an umbrella organisation for DBS checks

If you need advice on the DBS process, you can get lots of information on the government website.

You can also call NODA Membership Services on 01733 374 790 or email with any questions you have.

Also referred to as ‘DBS’ the Disclosure and Barring Service helps societies make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

We have four documents located as downloads below in our series on the DBS to help you.

1. The Easy Step by Step guide to the DBS process

This guide helps you to understand how to make an application for checking the suitability of an individual.

2. The DBS Update Service: A guide for societies

A guide to help you make use of the update service to check on the suitability of individuals to work with you if they’re a member of the update service.

3. Introduction to the new update service (societies & their members)

This guide tells you about what the DBS Update service is and the benefits available.

4. Code of Practice

This fact sheet covers the code of practice we as a registered body must follow when processing DBS Checks on behalf of members.