Decision details

Disclosing and Barring Service Checks for Councillors

Decision Maker: Constitution and Democratic Services Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the Council should undertake DBS checks on Councillors as follows:


(a)     Enhanced checks (without barred lists) of Members acting as

(a) Cabinet Members

(b) Members of the adoption and fostering panels


(b)     Standards checks for

(a) Members of the Education and Youth Overview and Scrutiny Committee; and

(b)  Members of the Social and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


(c)     That lobbying through professional networks and the WGLA for changes to the legislation to enable an enhanced level of checks in respect of all Councillors given the vulnerable nature of the people they serve


Report author: Gareth Owens

Publication date: 31/07/2023

Date of decision: 13/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/06/2023 - Constitution and Democratic Services Committee

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