DBS - Key Resouces

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is the government agency through which checks can be made to ensure the suitability of people to hold posts, particularly where they will have sole responsibility for children or vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding and DBS requirements for those standing for Election or re-election as Church Warden

Access the information here

Applying for DBS Checks

From the 1st October 2016 Lichfield Diocese will move completely to online DBS checks using the online Thirty One:eight Disclosure Service.

Every deanery must have registered to be able to use this system.

  • For DBS On Line Application log in here.
  • Ebulk Guide For Applicants download here.
  • Recruiters Guide to the Ebulk System download here.
  • ID Checkers (Verification) form can be downloaded here

The organisation code for all applications is LICHFIELD156. Both this and the organisation reference are case sensitive and all letters should be upper case.

If you need help with completing the online applications, Thirty One:Eight provide a dedicated helpline during office hours to guide you. Please contact them on 0845 120 4550 ext 204 or via email: accountmanager@thirtyoneeight.org.

To apply for a DBS check using the online system the applicant must log onto the system (using the password supplied for their individual parish). The applicant should click in the box where it says start application and then complete the online application. Once this has been completed and saved the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator or Incumbent will need to check evidence of identity from original documents and complete the Confirmation of Identification form before sending this form and copies of identification to one of the Deanery Verifiers who will manage the application and send electronically to Thirty One:Eight (for further guidance please see the Ebulk Guide for Applicants and the Recruiters Guide to the Ebulk System linked above). 

Thirty One:Eight will then be responsible for checking and authorising the application and forwarding it to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Once processed a paper certificate will be issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service to the applicant and an electronic result will be sent to the the Diocese.

From the online system your Diocese will be able to view if an application is blemished or clear, although they will not be aware of the information contained on a Blemished Disclosure, and will inform parishes and incumbents of these results.

If you have subscribed to the Update Service and wish to use your certificate from a different organisation for a role in the church you will need to send your original certificate for an Update Check to be carried out to DBS Administrator, St Mary's House, The Close, Lichfield, WS13 7LD.

Deanery Organisation Reference
Alstonefield 156B12083
Cheadle 156B11465
Eccleshall 156B11409
Edgmond and Shifnal 156B11818
Ellesmere 156B11862
Hodnet 156B11788
Leek 156B11716
Lichfield 156B11563
Newcastle 156B12077
Oswestry 156B12999
Penkridge 156B11393
Rugeley 156B11498
Shrewsbury 156B11745
Stafford 156B11431
Stoke 156B11401
Stone 156B11600
Tamworth 156B11493
Telford 156B11597
Trysull 156B11561
Tutbury 156B11484
Uttoxeter 156B11389
Walsall 156B11399
Wednesbury 156B12164
Wem and Whitchurch 156B11696
West Bromwich 156B11400
Wolverhampton 156B11433
Wrockwardine 156B11803
Wulfrun 156B11717

If you have any questions please contact the DBS Administrator here.

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