dbs

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This guidance summarises the changes in relation to child safeguarding legislation made in 2012 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Safeguarding training course

We have teamed up with the Child Protection Company to develop an online safeguarding course designed specifically for leisure-time music groups, available to Making Music members at a discounted rate.

The course is a valuable opportunity for music group organisers to gain relevant and pertinent information about safeguarding today. Thought provoking scenarios used in the course ensure that appropriate awareness of safeguarding is the learning outcome of the course. - Andrew Adam, Congleton Youth Orchestra

Child licensing issues for music groups: where are we at?

Child licensing is increasingly an issue for music groups – what is happening to help with that situation, asks Barbara Eifler, Executive Director of Making Music.

DBS FAQs

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently on safeguarding.

Criminal record checks in Scotland

Criminal record checks in Scotland are managed by Disclosure Scotland and involve a different process to that in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

How to get Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks via Making Music

Whether or not your organisation is a member of Making Music you can apply through us to have employees or volunteers checked, with members paying a lower fee.

Safeguarding: what are your responsibilities?

This overview guidance will help your music group understand its safeguarding responsibilities and how to put the right safeguards in place so that you can offer a safe environment for the children you work with and provide the right support for staff, volunteers and members.

DBS Check Service

Use our simple online form to request a DBS check pack for processing via our disclosures service.