Position applied for - what you need to do now
Due to a change in legislation, you will need to complete field x61 on the application form differently, and you should start to do this right now. Changing the way you complete this field now, for all DBS application forms, will ensure that any DBS certificate issued after the Update Service
commences can be used by the individual in the new service, and to take it with them from role to role within the relevant workforce(s).
This is because the Police will now use this broader definition of 'workforce' to assess the relevance of any information that they may consider for release, in place of 'position applied for'.
Action Required – FAILING TO DO THIS AFTER 17TH JUNE 2013 WILL MEAN YOUR FORM WILL BE REJECTED, SO PLEASE START NOW!!
You should now include one of the following phrases in field x61,
line 1: - DO NOT PUT THE POSITION IN THE TOP LINE, ENTER IT IN THE SECOND LINE.
• 'Child Workforce'. Use this for any position that involves working/volunteering with children.
• 'Adult Workforce'. Use this for any position that involves working/volunteering with adults.
• 'Child and Adult Workforce'. Use this for any position that involves working/volunteering with both children and adults.
• 'Other Workforce'. Use this for any position that does not involve working/volunteering with Children or Adults e.g. security guard.
X61, Line 2 should contain the position applied for in the same way as you were doing before - FAILING TO DO THIS WILL MEAN YOUR FORM WILL BE REJECTED!
Online applications should have this entered in section X. It should include the workforce followed by the position.