News and Updates


Devon County Council’s Safer Recruitment Service has a General Data Protection Regulations 2017 Privacy Policy for DBS applicants using the our service. The Privacy Policy can be viewed at

 We are now able to offer DBS Basic level Disclosure checks using the online system.

A Basic Disclosure will provide employers with details of all ‘Unspent’ convictions.(recent convictions and convictions which resulted in a prison sentence of 4 years or more). Unlike DBS checks, there is no eligibility criteria for a Basic Disclosure. Therefore if you have staff who for example, have access to sensitive data, cash or valuables and you would like a vetting check carried out, but there is no eligibility for a DBS check, then a Basic Disclosure check can be requested. Basic Disclosure checks are also required for vetting users of the Public Service Network (PSN) and contractor staff on the ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme.

For more information on DBS Basic level checks please visit the DBS website at 

Please contact the Safer Recruitment Service for more information on 01392 383266 or email us at