Disclosure and Barring Service – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Disclosure and Barring Service – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Guidance for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Since September 2012, every healthcare professional conducting regulated work, including all optometrists and dispensing opticians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, must undergo a DBS check prior to conducting such work.

Full information on the rules on the ‘disclosure and barring’ of individuals barred from working with children and vulnerable adults and how the new system operates is available here.

The Optical Confederation provided guidance when the system was introduced in 2012.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks for FODO members

If you are a FODO member and wish to use the DBS service available to FODO members please contact us for further detail.