Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service is an executive agency of the Home Office that provides access to details of spent and unspent criminal convictions to employers and organisations engaging volunteers in order to assist them to assess the suitability of an individual for work which involves a position of trust, including work with children and vulnerable adults. [see  How to survive a criminal charge, conviction or police caution at work, Personal information about criminal convictions and offences, Working or finding a job with a criminal record, The Disclosure and Barring Service, Is it fair to dismiss an employee who has been charged with a criminal offence, but not convicted?]