As part of the recruitment process, a DBS disclosure can help determine the suitability of an applicant to work in a post that involves working with children or vulnerable groups.
If you are from one of the following groups you can complete your DBS application now:
- Schools - new starters and existing employees applying for re-check (paid or volunteering);
- School transport staff working on a North Yorkshire County Council contract;
- Existing county council employees or volunteers engaged in regulated activity who need a re-check;
- Fostering and adoption applicants;
- External organisations that are registered with us as an umbrella body;
- Chaperones working within the county council; and
- Carers for county council's direct payment scheme.
Before applying, please refer to the DBS applicant guidance [317kb], which explains how to complete your application and the various stages of the application process. Please see the list of acceptable documents to prove identity [257kb] as required by the application.
Do not access the DBS application form here if you have been shortlisted for interview. In that case, an email will be sent to the account you used when applying for the job. The email will contain a link to the DBS application form.
If you are self-employed you cannot apply for a check for yourself. Legally, a self-employed person cannot ask an exempted question of themselves. An employer is able to ask the exempted question to assess an applicant's suitability. This also applies to self-employed teachers who want to work freelance.
The following options are available:
- A self-employed person can apply for a basic DBS check from Disclosure Scotland. This will provide details of unspent convictions.
- An employer can check a self-employed person if they are employing the person in a contract to deliver a service.
- When a self-employed person is working for an agency, the agency will need to obtain a DBS check.