As part of your application to become a provider, you will need to complete some further checks and supply various references.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Background Checks
As part of the assessment process you will also be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) form and we will undertake background checks for all members of your household aged 16 and over.
You will need to provide the following documents for verification:
- birth certificates
- marriage certificate
- driving license or passport
- National Insurance number
WarningPlease be aware that these documents must original. Copies will not be accepted.
With your permission, we will contact your GP to ask if there is any medical reason why you would not be a suitable as a provider.
You will be asked to provide two personal references, these referees will be visited by your social worker. You will also need to provide a reference from your current employer. We also write to ex-partners and any adult children requesting relevant information, but this will be discussed with you if these relationships are sensitive.
If you have worked with children, young people or vulnerable adults in previous employment, we will ask for details of your past employer. We will also make contact with any organisations of this nature you may have volunteered for.