Vetting: Voluntary Work

Home Office written question – answered on 14th July 2020.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional resources will be made available to support quick Disclosure and Barring Service checks for people volunteering to support the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

As part of the Government’s emergency planning for Covid-19 the Home Office are working closely with Disclosure and Barring Service and Department of Health and Social Care and Education officials. Information about checks for people supporting the response and people volunteering can be found in the links below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-of-charge-dbs-applications-and-fast-track-barred-list-check-service

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-factsheet-community-volunteers-during-covid-19-outbreak

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