Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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Who needs DBS checks?
Anyone who has a role in the Methodist Church that directly involves children and vulnerable adults, will need an appropriate DBS check. Follow this link to find a guide to recruiting staff and volunteers.

What about those who no longer need a DBS check?
This DBS Exemption Form is for ministers and local preachers no longer active or with a public role.

Who processes DBS Checks?
DDC (Due Diligence Checking Ltd.) are our new Registered Body that will be processing all DBS applications for the Methodist Church.
A few points to take note of with the new system:

  • Lay verifiers will be added onto the system by the ministers who wish them to verify on their behalf. In this way lay verifiers can easily be added onto the system and information can also be easily kept up to date.
  • All DBS applications will be done electronically.

    Link to DDC Quick Start Guide and Login Page
    Contact for DDC:
    Tel. 0845 644 3298 or 0116 260 3055

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