There is a range of resources to support professionals caring for vulnerable adults.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
- processing requests for criminal records checks (DBS checks)
- deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list
- placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
DBS checks: guidance for employers Disclosure and Barring Service and Home Office 2013
If you need advice about health and safety legislation contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)