Charity Commission

Charity shops and DBS checks

The Charity Retail Association has been seeking clarification from the Charity Commission concerning the implications of their new guidance on DBS checking.

We are pleased to report they have confirmed that the Charity Commission is not requiring basic DBS checks of all who work or volunteer in charity shops, but that they may form part of a package of safeguarding measures that charity shops have in place.

Further, they are reviewing the guidance to ensure this point is clear and we will continue to keep in touch with them.