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3. Safeguarding people

If you choose to apply, you and others in your home or property aged 16 or over will need to undergo at least a Basic Disclosure Check. A disclosure check is commonly required for anyone doing volunteer work for example. In some hosting circumstances you may be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

For these checks, the Disclosure and Barring Service will gather information on any criminal history and other relevant details from the police and some government departments.

Your local authority will contact you to begin the checking process.

You can read more about the process from the Disclosure and Barring Service on GOV.UK.