Why We Need A DBS Certificate Number

The VCPR is a voluntary register, so why do I need to provide my DBS certificate number? Details of why this is required can be found below

Your DBS Certificate Number 

Why it is required?

The VCPR is not a mandatory register, and does not have any regulatory function, however, it is still necessary and responsible to ensure that those choosing to have an entry on the register can be verified. This is also to ensure that the voluntary registration process is as robust as possible.

This can be done by verifying a DBS using a DBS certificate number or by sight of a certificate if it is not registered on the DBS Update Service

A valid DBS is a condition of registration.

Your Rights 

A DBS certificate, is the personal property of the certificate holder. As such, you have the right to refuse to disclose the certificate number, or any other information that may be on the certificate.

However, for the purposes of registration, sight of a full certificate if one is not registered on the DBS Update Service, will be required This will enable us to verify that a certificate is current and has been issued to the certificate holder.

If a DBS certificate number is not provided at the point of voluntary registration, it will not be possible to complete the voluntary registration process.

Further details on why we collect data and how we use it can be found in the Register Privacy Notice.


DBS Update Service

To register your DBS Certificate on to the Update Service, please click here.

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